Yield: 1 Pound
|2 cups||All-purpose flour|
|2 \N||Eggs at room temperature|
|1 tablespoon||Olive oil|
|1 \N||Heaping tablespoon finely|
|\N \N||Ground fresh pepper|
Put the flour on a flat surface and shape it into a mound. Make a well in the center and add the eggs, salt, olive oil, 2 tablespoons water, and the ground pepper. (Be sure when you grind the pepper that it isn't too large or it will tear the pasta.) Mix with a wooden spoon by combining the eggs and the flour with a circular motion, taking some flour from the inside of the well. Add the remaining water and mix until it comes together. Transfer the dough onto a floured board and knead it for 10 minutes. Work the dough into a ball, cover it with a bowl, and let it rest for 15 minutes. Roll the dough (using more flour, if needed) into a cylinder about 6 inches long and slice into 1-inch pieces. Flatten each piece of dough with a rolling pin or the palm of your hand. Roll dough out on a pasta machine.