Easy, fast, delicious fresh pasta. I admit, the dried in the box is convenient and a staple in my pantry, but if you have the time, try making your own.
If you don’t have a pasta attachment for your stand mixer you can purchase a hand crank version, like this one for around $35.
There are several methods to making pasta dough, the well method, you can also make it in your stand mixer using the paddle attachment, I have found using the food processor works well and only requires a little kneading afterward.
Fresh Pasta Dough
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour plus additional for kneading (sifted)
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon water
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
In a food processor blend eggs, oil, water and salt. Add the 2 cups of flour and continue to blend
until mixture just begins to form a ball. On a lightly floured surface
knead dough, incorporating additional flour as necessary, until smooth
and elastic, about 8 minutes.Wrap in plastic and let rest for 30 minutes or store in the refridgerator for up to 2 days tight;y wrapped. When you decide to use it let the dough come up to room temperature for about 30-45 minutes before rolling it out.
Cut the dough into section, rolling it out first with a rolling pin.
To roll pasta dough:
Set smooth rollers of pasta machine on widest setting