This was my first attempt at making homemade pasta, so I wanted an easy recipe. I followed it with no changes, but the dough was so dry I couldn't even get all the flour to mix in. So I added the water, and it was still too dry. I added 2 tbs EVOO (I misread the other comments where they said they added 1/2 tbs), but it turned out fine, and it all held together well. I don't have a pasta machine so I rolled it out by hand. As a result, it was kind of thick, but I cut it into strips and cooked it. The end result was OK. A little too salty for me, which made me think of the old salt dough we used to make Christmas ornaments out of as kids. And because of the thickness, some of the pieces were not fully cooked in the middle but the outsides were starting to get slimy. If I try this one again, I'll cut the salt in half, and add less EVOO to see if that changes the flavor. I can always add more if needed. Other recipes I've seen have a higher egg-to-flour ratio so I might try one of those next time. When I do make pasta again, I'll try and roll it out more evenly so it cooks more evenly. But for a first attempt, I'm not too disappointed with how it came out, and I'm encouraged to try it again.
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This was my first attempt at making homemade pasta, so I wanted an easy recipe. I followed it...