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How to Make Pasta

It's hard to beat homemade noodles! Follow these easy steps to learn how to make pasta and how to make gnocchi.

Making Homemade Noodles

Place flour and salt in a mixing bowl or on a floured surface. Make a well in the center; add eggs and water.

Mix until well blended; gather mixture into a ball. Turn onto a floured surface. Knead for about 10 minutes. Divide into thirds.

Roll out each portion of dough into a paper-thin rectangle. Lightly dust both sides with flour; roll up jelly-roll style. Cut into 1/4-in. slices.

Unroll noodles on paper towels to dry for at least 1 hour. Proceed with recipe as directed.

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Making Homemade Gnocchi

Rice or mash the potatoes and sprinkle with flour. Make a well and pour in egg, salt and seasonings. Mix well.

Roll the dough into four ropes and cut each rope into 3/4-in., thimble-sized dumplings.

Press each piece between your thumb and a floured fork to make grooves for catching butter or sauce.

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