Making pasta from scratch is something my kid loves to do with her Dad while I get the sauce simmering on the stove. Homemade pasta is heartier than the dried variety you can find in the grocery stores. It’s really filling, and if you decide to make a meat sauce to top it with, you might want to make smaller servings.
1 1/2 cups semolina flour
1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
2 eggs or 3 egg whites, free-range and organic
2 tablespoon water
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Combine semolina flour and salt. Add beaten eggs, water and oil. Mix to make a stiff dough. Wrap dough in a towel and let it rest for 20 minutes. On a lightly floured surface, flatten dough with a rolling pin. Roll up the flattened dough and cut into noodles. We used a wave knife to cut the pasta.
Bring a large pot of water containing 1/2 teaspoon of oil to boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente. Serve with your favorite sauce.