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Easy peasy lemon squeezy! I love making pasta, Laura. I've got a cheap pasta machine from Argos and it's simply 8oz pasta 00 flour to 2 eggs. I make mine in a big mixing bowl rather than on the worktop or table as it's not so messy. Put the flour in the bowl and make a well in the centre. Break the eggs into it and mix them into the flour using your fingers - very icky! Make it into a soft dough and knead for about 5 minutes until smooth. Wrap in clingfilm or put in a plastic bag and leave to rest for 15 minutes then you can put it through the pasta machine to make it the right thickness (or roll it with a rolling pin - very time consuming and not nearly so much fun) then you can either put it through the machine's cutter attachment to make tagliatelle or fettucine or cut it yourself into lasagne sheets. Leave to dry for a while (not always necessary as I've cooked it straight from the pasta machine before) and cook in boiling salted water for about 3-4 minutes until cooked! Yummy!

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Thanks for bumping this one up Martin - I was just about to start looking for it! I got one too! BUT - I also got Hugh FW's Family cookbook and he says that if you are making egg pasta, then you only need to use normal plain flour. The durum wheat 00 flour is only really needed if you are making flour and water pasta. Will let you know how it turns out! :lol::wink::roll:

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