Now hear me out..
Don't throw the baby out with the bath water!!!
Fresh home made pasta is not only a million times easier than anyone thinks, but more delicious than just about anything in the world too.
I have a Kitchen Aid Pasta attachment that I use. You can also buy the hand crank type. It matters only that the end results produces delicious, inexpensive culinary delights!!! I spend all of 10 minutes throwing the dough together, and another 15 making it into sheets, and then strips of pasta. Please give this one a go, you WILL NOT be sorry!
Making fresh pasta with a pasta maker/mixer
3 1/2 cups bread flour
1tsp sea salt
4 large eggs
1 tbs cold water
1 to 2 Tsp of olive oil if your flour is dry
* Sieve flour and salt into the mixing bowl, add eggs and water and oil, mix with paddle attachment for 2 minutes on 4 or 5 speed , then switch to the hook and mix until the dough forms , about 4 minutes on 6 or 7 speed.. hand fold for a while until the dough is springy.. about 4 minutes.. then cover with plastic wrap and let sit at least 30 minutes..
* Put pasta attachment on and make pasta sheets according to directions
* Put on fettuccine attachment and due according to direction
* Leave aside to dry until adding to boiling, salted water