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Egg Pasta

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Ingredients
  All-purpose flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Eggs 4
  Lukewarm water 3 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Salad oil/Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
Directions

MAKING
1 In a medium bowl, sift flour with salt.
2 Create a well in the center.
3 Add in the eggs and oil.
4 Gradually pour in water and mix with a fork until well combined.
5 Form the dough into a ball.
6 On a lightly floured wooden board, turn out the dough.
7 Knead the dough until it is smooth and elastic for about 15 minutes.
8 Cover with a bowl and allow to rest at least for 30 minutes (this makes it easier to roll out).
9 Divide the dough into four equal parts.
10 Keep covered with bowl until ready to roll out or refrigerate in plastic bags.
11 On a lightly floured pastry cloth or board, roll each part into a rectangle about 16 by 14 inches and about 1/16 inch thick.
12 Work quickly, this will prevent the dough from drying out.
13 Roll up loosely, starting from the long side in the jelly roll fashion.
14 Using a thin sharp knife, cut the roll crosswise, 1/8 inch wide for fettuccine.
15 For lasagne, cut the rolled dough into strips 2 inches wide, 6 inches long.
16 For wide noodles (tagliatelle), cut into strips 3/4 inch wide.
17 For narrow noodles, cut 1/4 inch wide.
18 Unroll the noodles and wind loosely around the fingers.
19 For fresh pasta, cook immediately or freeze in plastic bags for a week.
20 To dry pasta, arrange on ungreased cookie sheets;
21 Special Family Fare let dry overnight.
22 In a glass jar, store the pasta and cover, place in a cool place.
23 In a large kettle, bring 3 quarts of water and 1 tablespoon each of salt and salad oil to rapid boil.
24 Add in the pasta and bring back to a boil; stirring occasionally with long fork to prevent sticking.
25 Cook, uncovered, just until tender, for 3 to 5 minutes for fresh pasta, 7 to 10 minutes for dried. (Do not thaw frozen pasta.) Do not overcook.
26 Drain well, avoiding rinsing.

SERVING
27 Serve as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Ingredient: 
Pasta
Interest: 
Party
Servings: 
6

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