To make by hand: Pour the flour (reserving 1/2 cup to add as necessary)
into a mound on a floured work surface and make a well in the
the mound. Crack the eggs into the well, then add the oil or water,
and optional flavoring. With a fork, carefully beat the liquid
ingredients within the well, then gently incorporate the flour
liquid as fast as you can. Begin kneading the dough by folding,
and turning it, adding the reserved flour, 1 tablespoon at a time,
dough is smooth and not sticky. Shape dough into a ball and wrap
plastic wrap. Let rest for 20 minutes.
To make in food processor: Insert metal blade and place all ingredients
EXCEPT for 1/2 cup of the flour. Process, adding enough of the
1/2 cup of flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the dough is smooth
not sticky. Let the machine knead the dough for a couple minutes.
from work bowl and shape into a ball on a floured work surface.
plastic wrap and let rest 20 minutes.
Roll small amounts of the pasta and cut into desired shape or
pasta machine (following directions). Dry on a pasta rack or lay
on a tea towel dusted with rice flour for 1 to 5 hours or until
To the basic egg pasta recipe, add what is listed below, taking
not of changes to the number of eggs used or amount of water or
Artichoke Pasta: Use 3 eggs. Add 1 6oz jar of artichoke bottoms,
Basil and Garlic Pasta: Add 3 tablespoons minced basil and 6 large
cloves, chopped fine.
Beet Pasta: Use 2 eggs. Add 1 cup drained canned beets, pureed.
Black Pepper Pasta: Add 4 tablespoons cracked black pepper.
Cornmeal Pasta: Substitute 1 cup cornmeal for 1 cup of the flour.
Curry Pasta: Omit water or oil. Add 1 to 4 tablespoons curry paste,
Dried Tomato Pasta: Omit water or oil. Use dried tomatoes that
bottled in oil Reconstitute 1/3 cup dried tomatoes in 1/2 cup
water. Squeeze dry and puree with eggs. Add to rest of ingredients.
Fire-Roasted Red Pepper Pasta: Use 2 eggs. Add 6 ounces (small
roasted red pepper, drained and pureed.
Hot Paprika Pasta: Add 2 to 4 teaspoons hot paprika, to taste.
Jalapeno Pasta: Use 2 eggs. Add 1 4oz can of diced jalapenos,
Lemon Pasta: Use 4 eggs. Add 6 tablespoons lemon juice and 3 tablespoons
: Use 3 eggs. Cook 1 cup sliced washed mushrooms
in a pan
until water in mushrooms evaporates. Puree mushrooms, and blend
eggs. Add to remaining ingredients.
Orange Pasta: Use 4 eggs. Add 6 tablespoons frozen orange juice
concentrate and 3 tablespoons orange zest.
Roasted Garlic Pasta: Use 3 eggs. Roast 2 whole garlic heads.
garlic from cloves, and blend with eggs. Add to rest of ingredients.
Saffron Pasta: Add 1 teaspoon saffron.
Semolina Pasta: Substitute 1 cup semolina flour for 1 cup of all
Spinach Pasta: Use 3 eggs. Cook 1 10oz package of frozen spinach,
and squeeze dry. Puree spinach with the eggs. Add mixture to remaining
Sweet Potato Pasta: Use 2 eggs. Add 1/2 cup cooked and pureed
potato (or 6oz jar sweet potato baby food).
Tomato Pasta: Use 2 eggs. Add 1/4 cup tomato paste.
Whole Wheat Pasta: Use half all-purpose flour and half whole wheat
Adapted from Good-For-You Pasta Cookbook