Basic pasta dough

Basic pasta dough

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From
Complete Mushroom Book
Photographer
Alastair Hendy

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
300g plain white flour, type 00 if possible
a good pinch salt
3 medium eggs

Method

  1. Put the flour and salt on a marble surface if possible, or its equivalent, and form into a volcano shape with a well in the middle. Break the eggs into the well and, using a fork, gradually mix the flour into the centre. The first stage will be very crumbly and not at all workable. Now use your hands to pull the dough together, and make it as homogeneous as possible. Work it with the palms of your hands, push with alternate hands, and use the weight of your body to press down, in a movement away from you. After 10 minutes of kneading, the dough should start to be smooth and silky. If you have time, wrap it in clingfilm and leave it to rest for about 30 minutes.
  2. Take a rolling pin and flatten the dough in a circular motion away from you, always starting from the centre and working outwards. Once you have rolled the dough to a thickness of 1 mm (as thin as you can), it is ready. Cut it into whatever shapes you want. Leave to rest on clean kitchen towels, covered.
  3. Bring 4 litres water and 40 g salt to the boil in a large pan. When it is boiling, immerse the pasta sheets one by one and cook for 1–2 minutes. Drain well.
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