Fresh pasta dough

Posted on September 11, 2009. Filed under: pasta | Tags: , |

A basic pasta recipe to make lasagne, cannelloni, tortellini, ravioli or fettuccine.

Cooking Time : : 10 mins.
Preparation Time : : 10 mins.

Serves 4.

Ingredients
1 cup plain flour (maida)
4 tablespoons olive oil or oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
How to proceed
1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and knead into a very firm but smooth dough using very little water.
2. Rest the dough under a wet muslin clith for 15 minutes and use as required.
Tips
VARIATION :
FLAVOURED PASTA DOUGH : Flavour fresh pasta dough by adding any of the following ingredients to the above recipe :-
1 tablepsoon mixed herbs (parsley, thyme, oregano, chilli flakes)
1 tablespoon crushed peppercorns
1 tablespoon garlic paste
8 to 10 saffron strands, rubbed in 1 tablespoon of warm milk.
Tips :
For lasagne, the pasta should be rolled to suit the size of the serving dish.
For fettuccine, the pasta sheet should be rolled and cut into 6 mm. (1/4″) strips.
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