Ingredients: 1 2/3 cup all purpose flour
about 2/3 cup of water
1/2 to 3/4 tsp salt
and if you're making filled pasta, you may want to add 1 tsp oil.
Step 1: Combine Ingredients and mix
I wanted to flavour this pasta, so I added some thai curry paste to the water before mixing the ingredients together.
You can add anything you like. A couple of teaspoons of tomato paste will give you reddish pasta, pureed spinach will give you green pasta etc.
Go nuts! Just remember to adjust your liquid measurement as you add other ingredients.
-Stir the mixture with a fork until it starts to form a ball. Then you can use your hands to combine the dough. If it's too dry, add more water (very little at a time) or if it's too wet, add a touch more.
Step 2: I knead you, baby.
Turn the dough ball out onto a well-floured cutting board. Flour your hands as well.
You'll need to knead the dough for about 10 minutes, or until it becomes smooth and pliable.
If the ball or board are too wet, dust them with flour. You should be able to work with the ball without having it stick to anything. You may have to add flour periodically through the kneading process.
To knead, push the dough away from you with the heel of your hand. Then fold it over on itself, turn it and repeat.