Who says you can’t make your own pasta dough? Well, don’t listen to the naysayers. It’s so easy to throw the 3-4 ingredients together, you just “knead” (pun intended) to put some elbow grease into it that’s all.
This recipe pasta dough recipe from Mario Batali is EVERYTHING. My one small adjustment is to add olive olive. There’s a great video in the link, watch it and then do it.
2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
2 Cups 00 Flour (or 4 cups All-Purpose Flour)
4 large Eggs
2 tablespoons good quality extra virgin olive oil (e.g., Frantoia olive oil)
Mound the flour in the center of a large wooden board. Make a well in the center of the flour and add the eggs. Using a fork, beat the eggs together and then begin to incorporate the flour; starting with the inner rim of the well.
As you expand the well, keep pushing the flour up to retain the well shape (do not worry if it looks messy).
When half of the flour is incorporated, the dough will begin to come together. Start kneading the dough, using primarily the palms of your hands. Once the dough is a cohesive mass, set the dough aside and scrape up and discard any dried bits of dough.
Continue kneading for 10 minutes, dusting the board with additional flour as necessary. The dough should be elastic and a little sticky. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and allow to rest for 30 minutes at room temperature before using.