Fresh Black Pepper Pasta
|All purpose flour||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Eggs||2 (At Room Temperature)|
|Olive oil||1 Tablespoon|
|Finely ground pepper||1 Ounce (Fresh, 1 Heaping Tablespoon)|
1. Put the flour on a flat surface and shape it into a mound. Make a well in the center and add the eggs, salt, olive oil, 2 tablespoons water, and the ground pepper. (Be sure when you grind the pepper, it isn't too large or it will tear the pasta.) Mix with a wooden spoon by combining the eggs and the flour with a circular motion, taking some flour from the inside of the well. Add the remaining water and mix until it comes together.
2. Transfer the dough onto a floured board and knead it for 10 minutes. Work the dough into a ball, cover it with a bowl, and let it rest for 15 minutes.
3. Roll the dough (using more flour if needed) into a cylinder about 6 inches long and slice into 1 inch pieces. Flatten each piece of dough with a rolling pin or the palm of your hand. Roll dough out on a pasta machine