From the kitchen of Diomira Putano.  Recipe for
homemade pasta dough.  Uncle Tony uses milk
instead of water.
On table:
1 1/2 c flour
Make a well in it.
Add:
3/4 tsp salt
2 eggs
4 Tbsp water
Mix all up until smooth.
Let rest for 30 minutes to an hour.

Put 1/2 c flour on side to sprinkle & for spreading
as you shape the macaroni.
"Let no one ever come to you
without leaving better and happier."
Homemade Macaroni
Scott bought me this for Christmas
2012.  The Atlas Wellness 150 Pasta
Maker.  Pasta Makers available at
Amazon.com.
Comments:

I took Aunt Diomira's
simple recipe and added
photos for each step,
using my pasta machine
booklet as a guide.  The
more I make, the easier it
gets.  Flour is the key.  
Lots of flour to keep it
from sticking.  I used
at
least
an additional 1 c for
kneading, rolling &
cutting.               
-Stephanie
Flour 2 surfaces.  I use 2 extra large
silpats.  The pasta maker
recommends a tablecloth.
Mix the dough, I use a bowl, when you
can't incorporate any more flour,
dump it on one of your floured
surfaces.  Knead, knead, knead, until
it's not so sticky.
See how little flour is left on the mat?  
There was 1/2 c of flour on it at the
beginning.  Cut a chunk of dough to
work with.
Flour both sides of the dough.  Put
through the pasta maker rollers, on
setting O.
This is what it looks like after one
pass through the rollers set at O.  It's
bumpy & sticky.
Fold it over.  Generously flour the top
& bottom.  Pass through the machine
on O.  Repeat (fold, flour, machine)
until the dough is smooth.  It will
depend on how much flour is
incorporated during kneading.  It took
me about 10 passes on O.
The dough is smooth.  Turn the
machine to 1.  Flour the dough.  Pass
ONCE.  Flour the dough. Pass it
through on 2 ONCE. Flour the dough.  
Pass it through on 3 ONCE.  Stop
when it is the desired thickness.  I like
5.  
As it is passed through, it thins &
elongates.  The thinner it is, the
trickier it is to work with.  This piece is
ready to be cut.
Flour the dough.  See how long this
piece has become?  I cut it in half to
make it easier to control when cutting.
Pass the dough through the cutters.  
The noodles tend to stick to each
other.  Have the 2nd floured surface
where the noodles are cut.  Use the
flour to coat the noodles as they are
formed.
Sometimes I put flour right in the
cutters to help coat the noodles as
they are formed.
Guide the cut noodles through the
flour, coating them so they won't stick
to each other.
One batch of pasta, cut and ready to
cook.
Add salt & a drizzle of oil to a pot of
water.  Bring to a boil.  Add pasta.  
Cook for 3-5 minutes (mine has
always been done in 3).  Drain.  Toss
with sauce.  Enjoy!
Homemade Macaroni
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