400g flour3 eggs + 3 yolks (keep the whites for meringue!) Pinch of saltSplash of olive oil 1 tablespoon water, if needed For dusting:Few tablespoons semolina Few tablespoons flour
The recipe can be scaled up or down: 1 egg+ 1 yolk to 135g flour. Yield: over 500g of pasta. Clean out a large work surface. Add the flour to the table in a heap. Make a deep well in the middle. Add your eggs and yolks to the well, removing any blood clots. Drizzle a little olive oil and sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Use a fork to start slowly incorporating the egg into the flour. Eventually, use your hands and a bench scraper to bring the dough into a cohesive mass. You may need to add a few drops of water- don't make it too sticky though. The dough will be a bit stiff at first but knead until smooth and elastic- 5 minutes. Now divide dough into 4 balls. Cover tightly and rest for 30 minutes. Roll each ball evenly to the size of a large pizza tray (12-15 inches diameter). Now sprinkle very generously with the semolina/flour and cut to desired shape- there's lots of information online. We love the tagliatelle cut or lasagna sheeting. Cook within 2 hours, leave it spread out on the counter/a tray, dusted with flour. You could make it up to 12 hours in advance and refrigerate but I have never tried that.
INFO & TIPS
Fresh pasta boils quite a bit shorter than dried. Set a timer for 90 seconds. May take up to 3-4 minutes. Remember to heavily salt the water for best taste. Enjoy!