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Fresh Whole Egg Pasta

 
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It's easy to make your own home-made pasta. Many Italian families do it every day. This is a very traditional original recipe from Larousse Gastronomique the French bible of fine dining and cooking.

Yield

10

servings

Prep

15

min

Cook

8

min

Ready

25

min

Trans-fat Free, Sugar-Free, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

500 grams all-purpose flour
18 ounces, 4 1/2 cups
5 large eggs
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pinch salt
*

Directions

Sift the flour and make a well in the centre.

Break eggs into the well and then add olive oil and salt.

Gradually incorporate the flour. Finish by kneading the ball of dough vigorously until it is smooth and firm, this can be done more quickly in a food processor.

Divide the dough into 10 equal balls, wrap each in plastic wrap and set aside for 1 hour until the pasta has lost its elasticity. Roll out each piece too a circle ⅛ inch thick.

Hang the pasta circles over a wooden stick and leave to dry for a few minutes, without letting them become brittle.

Flour each circle and roll it up, then cut into strips about ⅛ inch wide, shaking them out as they are cut and scattering them on a board.

Cooking Pasta:

Plunge the pasta into a large quantity of boiling water - 2 liters (9 cups) per 250 grams (4 cups, 9 ounces) pasta - containing 1 tablespoon salt per 1 liter (4⅓ cups), unless any additional ingredients are to very highly seasoned.

Gently stir the pasta so that it does not stick together and keep the water boiling at a constant rate.

Drain the pasta completely when it is cooked and season immediately.

If the pasta is not to be used right away, drain it and keep it hot mixed with 1 tablespoon olive oil.

When ready to use, plunge it into boiling water, drain once more and add the other ingredients.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 78g (2.8 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 24021% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 106mg 35%
Sodium 36mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Sugars g
Protein 17g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 16%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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