If you have ever wanted to make your own fresh pasta, this easy recipe shows how semolina flour, salt and water are kneaded into a simple dough, then rolled and cut into shapes. Durum semolina flour may be found at specialty grocers.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 2 cups semolina flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup warm water
In a large bowl, mix flour and salt. Add warm water and stir to make a stiff dough. Increase water if dough seems too dry.
Pat the dough into a ball and turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for 10 to 15 minutes. Cover. Let dough rest for 20 minutes.
Roll out dough using rolling pin or pasta machine. Work with a 1/4 of the dough at one time. Keep the rest covered, to prevent from drying out. Roll by hand to 1/16 of an inch thick. By machine, stop at the third to last setting.
Cut pasta into desired shapes.
Cook fresh noodles in boiling salted water for 3 to 5 minutes. Drain.