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Handmade Pasta

Pasta Fatta A Mano


2½ cups King Arthur™ Unbleached, All-Purpose Flour

½ cup semolina flour

1 teaspoon fine sea salt

4 large eggs


Combine the flours and salt and mound on a work surface. With your fist make a hole in the center of the mound. This is the fontana, or well. Crack the eggs into the center of the well and beat gently with a fork or your fingers to break up the egg yolks. Using one hand and moving in a clockwise fashion, begin bringing the flour from inside the four wall into the eggs. Use your other hand to keep the outside of the wall together. If the wall breaks, the eggs will seep out.

Continue mixing until a ball of dough is created that is not soupy and holds its shape. Push the excess flour aside and knead the dough until a smooth, soft ball is obtained. Don't worry if you do not use all the flour; adding too much flour will result in a tough dough. On the other hand, if the dough is still sticky, add the remaining flour a little at a time until the desired consistency is obtained. Any leftover flour can be used to dust the sheets of dough whey they are cut.

Knead the dough until a smooth ball is obtained, then let the dough rest for 30 minutes on a floured surface covered with a bowl or a damp kitchen towel. This will allow the gluten in the dough to relax and allow you to roll it out with ease.


  1. Linda wheeler's avatar

    Linda wheeler

    I would like more instruction on making cavettle on video or PBs I watch every Saturday That I can! I tried to make it by hand and the mixture came out very heavy and not light. As when I make home made noodles! What am I doing wrong!!
  2. Margaret McDonough's avatar

    Margaret McDonough

    I watched your show yesterday on Create TV and you were making pasta and also made lobster ravioli and you also were with with a gal making gluten free pasta. There was a note at the bottom of the screen to find the recipe at your website. I am not able to find it. could you please send me that recipe for:

    Gluten free pasta

    Thank you so much,

  3. Drew's avatar


    Hi I also was interested in the recipe for the gluten free pasta that you made on your show but cannot find it anywhere. Could you please email me the recipe if you could i would really appreciate it...or let me know where i can find it....thank you very much
  4. Laura's avatar


    Please send me gluten free pasta recipe and pizza recipe if you have it. Thanks.

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