Basic Egg Pasta (Italian)
durum semolina flour
or more regular flour
Place flour and salt in a mound on table.
Make a well and add eggs.
With a fork, mix the flour slowly into the eggs and blend well.
Add water if too dry.
Gather into a ball and knead for 5 to 10 minutes.
Cover with a bowl or place in plastic bag for 30 minutes.
(Dough can also be made in a food processor). Roll dough out by hand or use a hand crank pasta machine to cut desired shapes.
Bring a large pot of water to a full rolling boil.
Add the fresh pasta and cook until it floats on the top (this will only take a few minutes).
Taste test a strand; it should be cooked but still have a bite.
Drain very well and dot with butter to prevent sticking.
Serve at once with your desired sauce.