Making your own PASTA

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Instructions for ATLAS PASTA MACHINE

2 CU soft white flour
2 CU durum wheat flour
1 tsp salt
6 eggs (room temperature)
approx 1/4 CU water
EVOO

Special Steps HARDWARE ASSEMBLY

1. Fix machine securely to a table using clamp provided.
2. Insert handle into roller and set to widest width.

Variations Combine 1/2 CU cooked spinach with eggs before Step 8.

Notes PREPARE PASTA DOUGH

3. Put flour in a large mixing bowl (or on counter)
4. Create a depression in the middle
5. Separate whites from 3 of your eggs.
6. Crack and mix 3 eggs, 3 extra yolks and 1 TBL EVOO
7. Pour into depression
8. Mix using fingers, kneading until homogenous and consistent

Instructions for ATLAS PASTA MACHINE

– Add water if necessary, but not too much at a time
– If it gets too wet, add a sprinkle of flour to dry
– A good mixture should never stick to your fingers
9. Pour onto floured surface and continue to knead until well mixed
– When the right consistency, wrap in plastic and chill 1 hour

PROCESSING THE PASTA DOUGH

10. Set machine to Position 1 (widest setting)
11. Pass pasta dough through machine, turning handle
12. Fold in half, and repeat setp 11 – DO THIS ABOUT 6 MORE TIMES
13. When dough has assumed a regular shape, reduce to Position 2
14. Reduce Postion by ONE NUMBER and continue until dough has the thickness you desire. Position 9 is approx 0.2 mm

15. With a knife, cut dough into strips about 10 inches long
16. Move handle to cutting rollers
17. Turning slowly, feed dough through cutting rollers

NOTE: IF DOUGH WILL NOT CUT, IT IS TOO SOFT.
If this happens, sprinkle with flour and go back to Step 9

NOTE: IF DOUGH WILL NOT FEED, IT IS TOO DRY.
If this happens, sprinkle with water and go back to Step 9

15. Let pasta dry on table cloth 1 hour
16. Bundle or wind into nests for storage
17. Let dry overnight

DO NOT USE WATER TO CLEAN YOUR MACHINE. WIPE OFF ONLY WITH A BRUSH OR WOODEN ROD (CHOPSTICK)

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