Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali
Show: Molto Mario
Print
Total:
1 hr
Prep:
30 min
Cook:
30 min
Yield:
pound

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour plus 1/2 cup for dusting your work surface
  • 4 jumbo eggs
  • 1 tablespoon virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons finely ground fresh black pepper (in coffee grinder)

Directions

Make a mound of the flour in the center of a large wooden cutting board. Make a well in the middle of the flour and add the eggs, oil and pepper. Using a fork, beat together the eggs, oil and pepper and begin to incorporate the flour starting with the inner rim of the well.

As you expand the well, keep pushing the flour up to retain the well shape. Do not worry that this initial phase looks messy. The dough will come together when half of the flour is incorporated.

Start kneading the dough with both hands, using the palms of your hands. Once you have a cohesive mass, remove the dough from the board and scrape up any leftover crusty bits. Discard these bits. Lightly flour the board and continue kneading for 3 more minutes. The dough should be elastic and a little sticky. Continue to knead for another 3 minutes, remembering to dust your board when necessary. Wrap the dough in plastic and allow to rest for 30 minutes at room temperature.

Note: Do not skip the kneading or resting portion of this recipe. They are essential for a light pasta.

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Lighter Chocolate Brownies 02:54

These fudgy chocolate brownies are surprisingly low in fat and calories.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Black Pepper Vinegar BBQ Mop Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Vincent Camillo

Maple-Dijon-Black Pepper Glazed Bacon

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Sauteed Peppers

Recipe courtesy of Roger Mooking

Black Pepper Popovers filled with Vermont Cheddar and Herb Scrambled Eggs and Maple-Mustard Glazed Canadian Bacon

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Marinara Pasta

Recipe courtesy of Vito Gigante

Pasta Al Forno: Oven Baked Pasta

Recipe courtesy of David Rocco

Pasta Primavera

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Jamaican Black Cake

Recipe courtesy of Venetta Williams

On TV

Donut Showdown

7:30am | 6:30c

Donut Showdown

8:30am | 7:30c

Donut Showdown

9:30am | 8:30c

Sugar Showdown

10:30am | 9:30c

Sugar Showdown

11am | 10c

Sugar Showdown

11:30am | 10:30c

Unique Sweets

12pm | 11c

Unique Sweets

12:30pm | 11:30c

Unique Sweets

1pm | 12c

Unique Sweets

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Cake Hunters

3:30pm | 2:30c

Cake Wars

4pm | 3c

Cake Wars

5pm | 4c

Cake Wars

6pm | 5c

Cake Wars

7pm | 6c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Cake Wars

8pm | 7c

Cake Wars

9pm | 8c

Cake Hunters

10pm | 9c

Cake Hunters

10:30pm | 9:30c

Cupcake Wars

11pm | 10c

Cake Wars

12am | 11c

Cake Wars

1am | 12c

Cake Hunters

2:30am | 1:30c

Trending Videos

So Much Pretty Food Here