- Prep Time: 20 minutes
Easy Pasta Dough
It doesn’t get much easier than this! Tyler Florence really gave us a winner with this one! This is such a quick and easy pasta dough recipe. I mean, it’s easy once you get the hang of the past machine ;o) Took me about 3 tries before getting it down to full blown ravioli in under an hour… But it works!
- all-purpose flour - 2 cups, plus more for dusting (you can also use 1 cp all-purpose and 1 cp whole wheat)
- sea salt - 1 tsp
- eggs - 3 large
- extra-virgin olive oil - 2 tbs
- flour for dusting
- water - 1-2 tbs if necessary to form dough ball
- garlic powder - 1 tsp (not garlic salt)
- italian seasoning - 1 tsp
- crushed red pepper flakes - ¼ tsp
- In an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook, combine the flour and salt.
- Add the eggs, 1 at a time, and continue to mix.
- Drizzle in 1 tablespoons of the olive oil and continue to incorporate all the flour; if the dough is not sticky enough to pinch together, adding 1 tbs at a time of water until it mixes together (up to 2 tbs).
- Add your additional ingredients during this phase if you are using them.
- On a clean, dry work surface, sprinkle some flour, pour your dough mix out and knead until elastic and smooth (approx. 10 minutes).
- Brush the surface with the remaining olive oil and wrap the dough in plastic wrap; let rest for about 30 minutes to allow the gluten to relax.
- Cut the ball of dough in 1/2, cover and reserve the piece you are not immediately.
- Dust your work surface with flour again (I like using a wax paper lined counter for this).
- Use a rolling pin to press out a rectangle of dough and then you can run it through a pasta machine; start with the widest setting and then go thin for your pasta (i.e. ravioli does better with a very thin sheet).
- Dust the sheets of dough with flour as needed. Cut into your favourite pasta shapes and cook according to pasta dish directions.