- 2 cups semolina flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1/3 to 1/2 cup warm water
- Pulse the flour, salt and olive oil in a food processor.
- Add enough warm water to make a soft dough. I usually start out with 1/3 cup and end out adding 2-3 Tablespoons more until the dough is soft, not dry and crumbly.
- Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and let it rest on the counter for at least 30 minutes, and up to a few hours until you’re ready to roll the pasta. The rest period relaxes the gluten and makes the rolling process much easier.
- When you’re ready to roll the dough, start a big pot of salted water boiling.
- Divide the dough into 4 pieces, keep pieces covered in the plastic wrap until you’re ready to roll them.
- Take one piece of dough, flatten it into a nice rectangle 3 x 5 inches or so & start rolling it through the machine on #1. Use extra semolina flour if stuff is sticking.
- Now, that piece probably doesn’t look so nice after just one run through the machine. That’s because it needs a little more love and nurturing. Fold that piece up in thirds like a business letter and run it through again. Do this 3-4 times and that dough will be looking and feeling real nice.
- Once you’re happy with your dough on the #1 setting, start thinning it out. Run it once through #2, then #3 and so on. Around #4, the rectangle can get long and unwieldy, so cut it into two pieces and keep going. Setting #5 is about as thin as I go. You can push on if you want, #6 is real delicate & nice, but tricky.
- At this point, I flour the heck of of my finished pieces and let them sit on the counter while I roll out the rest of the dough. They might dry out a bit, and that’s ok.
- Once all the dough is flattened, switch your handle to the back fettuccine cutter and cut the pasta. Once the pasta is cut into the noodle strips, it’s really sticky, so use tons of semolina flour to keep them from sticking together.
- Boil for 3-4 minutes and serve with sauce!
- Category: Pasta
- Method: Mixed
- Cuisine: Italian
Keywords: homemade egg-free pasta, vegan pasta, semolina pasta