I used this recipe and found it easy to work with.
Ingredients (I doubled the original recipe)
1 c sourdough
3 c flour
I used my Cuisinart with the bread hook to mix and knead the dough. Pour sourdough into mixing bowl. Mix in eggs and then flour. I then set the timer to knead for 5 minutes. I found the dough a bit sticky so I added a bit more flour. The dough turned out lovely and soft. I placed the dough in a greased bowl and let rest for several hours.
You can use a rolling pin to roll out the pasta but I have a pasta machine so used it. Cut off a piece of the dough and flatten on a floured surface. You need to keep the surface of the dough floured or it will stick.
Roll the dough through the machine at the widest thickness (#7 on mine). (Thanks to Barry for helping out so I could get pics!)
Flour both sides and keep putting it through the machine getting thinner each time. (I stopped at #3 thickness)
I found the sourdough dough very easy to work with. The other dough I made had a tendency to stick - it was hard to get enough flour on it. With that dough, you needed a second person to help because you didn't have enough hands to roll the dough, turn the crank and hold the dough coming out so it wouldn't stick. This dough just ran though the machine so easily that you can easily do it by yourself.
Now cut the dough into manageable lengths.
I then ran it through the machine on the fettuccine cutter. Mine only has two widths - fettuccine and spaghetti.
Separate the noodles and place on pasta dryer, rack or flat surface to dry for storage, if you wish.
I dry the noodles and then break them in half and store them in a flat container.
Or you can boil up a batch and eat them immediately!
I made mine into Fettuccine Alfredo using this sauce. Homemade sauce and homemade sourdough pasta - YUM! YUM! YUM! What more can a person ask for? ;)
Since the dough was so easy to work with - this will now be my regular pasta recipe. Easy and tasty! Enjoy! ;)
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