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Pasta

Fresh Pasta
• 1 cup semolina flour
• 1 cup all-purpose flour
• 1 egg, well beaten
• 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
• 1/4 tsp salt

Mix the two flours together and make a mound on top of a clean surface.
Make a well in the center of the mound.
In a large bowl, beat the eggs and mix in the olive oil, salt and 1/2 cup cold water.
Pour this into the flour well.
With your hands, mix the flours and liquids together and knead until you have a ball of dough.
Add up to another 1/4 cup of water to help things along, as necessary.
Work the dough by rolling it away from you on the counter while simultaneously folding it in half. Then pull it back together while rolling it back towards you, always keeping some pressure on the dough with the balls of your hands.
Keep rolling and folding for five minutes, until the mixture is uniform and smooth. Dust with flour now and then to keep the dough from sticking.
Make the dough into the shape of a bread loaf and dust with white flour. Cover with a dry cloth and allow the pasta dough ball to rest for five minutes.
Cut off a piece of dough about the size of your fist and flatten it into a disk. Dust it lightly with flour.
The dough is now ready to be shaped using your pasta machine.

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