Ingredients

2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup semolina flour
3 large eggs
3 tsp. olive oil
½ tsp. salt
¼ to 1/3 of a cup
Flour as needed for kneading

Directions

1. Add flour, salt, oil and eggs into a food processor bowl. Add small amount of water through the spillway on top and mix, checking after about 30 seconds to a minute.
2. If it is still too crumbly, add a little more water and mix again.
3. When moist, remove from food processor bowl onto a floured surface and knead about 2 to 3 minutes.  Split the dough in half and knead a little more.
4. Pass ½ of the dough through a Kitchen Aid Mixer Pasta Attachment, starting at the number 1 (about ¼ inch) a couple of passes. You will want to do this until the dough looses the holes by folding it onto the floured surface a few times until it comes out smooth and holds together. (Note: You will want to separate the dough pieces in half again about halfway through the process.)
5. Keep repeating until you work your way to the last and thinnest setting on the pasta attachment, the # 6.
6. Place finished sheets of pasta dough onto a clothes drying rack or some other clean surface to wait for further use.

You can also use an attachment to cut the pasta sheets into several forms, such as linguine or fettuccine, or just use the sheets to make ravioli.

Recipe courtesy of Stephanie Smith, Changing Tides Gift Shop, ACE Hardware, 2011.
Pasta dough is easier to make than most people think, especially if you use a food processor. It is similar to making any kind of dough but rolling it out is another matter. The traditional Italian method of roling it out by hand, which is often strenuous and time consuming, can be made much easier with a pasta rolling attachment for a Kitchen Aid stand mixer. After riolling the dough into sheets, you can decide whether to use it for ravioli, lasagna, linguine or fettucine.
Pasta Dough
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