Making softer pasta at home
Question about making pasta. I'm looking to make a softer, less al-dente pasta dough for cavatellie. I usually make these with ricotta, but will have a no-dairy guest. I'm OK with having it have a little ore bite, but I still want them to be tender and not too chewy. How should I make the dough?- 00 or AP flour, water or egg?
I would say TIP 00, egg, and a little milk instead of water. Also try to use as little bench flour as possible in favor of resting and letting the dough dry. You can also get more tender results with fresher eggs, you will be able to tell from the whites which will be bouncy and hold more of their shape as opposed to being watery.