Friday, 23 May 2014

Pasta Dough

This recipe has been adapted from Antonio Carluccio's An Invitation to Italian Cooking

Ingredients:
  • Plain Flour - 300g
  • Eggs - 3 large
  • A generous pinch of salt
  • Semolina - 150 gms.
  • Oil - 3 tbsp.
How to prepare:
  • Pile the flour in a mound of the work surface.
  • Break the eggs in the center and add the salt. Stir the eggs into the flour with a fork and then with hands until it makes a coarse paste. Add a little more flour if it is too moist. Ass the semolina and oil and knead.
  • To knead the pasta dough use a machine / hands to make it smooth and workable.
Tip:
  • Flour the surface and hands time to time so that the dough does not stick.
  • Allow the flour to rest for 15 - 30 minutes before  rolling it. Make sure that the dough is covered with a moist cloth.