Good news, Dianne: you don't need ANY eggs to make pasta! I use a
cooked, mashed potato (peeled, of course) and just mix the flour in to
make dough. You don't need to add any liquid. I don't know the
proportions, I just keep adding flour until the dough is not sticky. I
use white flour but I'm sure you can use whole wheat pastry flour, or
half of each. This pasta doesn't taste potato-ey to me. You can also
use other vegetables pureed to make different colors/flavors. Carrots,
beets, winter squash. I haven't tried making it with less starchy
vegetables, but it might work. Experiment!
I have an old-fashioned pasta machine with a hand crank, and guests
(especially children!) love to help make the pasta.
>I received a pasta machine at the weekend, and now I need some
>the recipe that came with the machine used 5 eggs, does anyone have
>recipes for pasta that don't use all those eggs? Could I substitute =