Rich Saffron Pasta Dough

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Rich Saffron Pasta Dough

Ingredients:

Dry

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 tablespoons smoked sweet paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Wet

  • 9 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of water

Preparation:

  1. Combine flour, and salt well using a broad spoon.
  2. Place all wet ingredients into a mixing bowl and add saffron.
  3. Whip eggs, oil, water, and saffron together briskly breaking up yolks and saffron.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry in a large bowl.
  5. Mix with a fork to moisten the four and it starts to stick together.
  6. Knead the flour in the bowl using your fist until flour begins to take on a solid form, folding the mass over, pushing and turning it then folding again.
  7. When you've formed a cohesive wad of dough, take the dough from the bowl and turn it out onto a small work surface lightly dusted with four.
  8. continue kneading until four is cohesive and smooth and shiny on the outside. Add small amounts of water, or flour as needed to create a dough that is neither to sticky or too hard.
  9. Wrap the dough with plastic wrap and let sit, at room temperature for 1/2 hour.