Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Homemade Pasta

I can't believe how easy it was. I have always been so intimidated by the fact that i didn't have a pasta press.


Marissa said...

EASY!? I want to know how you did it if it was easy! I kept wanting a pasta maker attachment for my KitchenAid but figured I'd never use it. Do you feel it was worth making even though pasta can be so cheap at the store? Very impressive! I bet it tasted amazing.

nancy said...

3 eggs, 2 cups of flour. Mix, knead, let it rest, roll it out, cut it, and either boil it then for about 3 minutes or let it dry and boil it the regular amount... or a halfway in between like I did and let it dry until you're ready for it and boil it until it feels right.

It tastes so completely different than store bought pasta. I was a little surprised and couldn't decide if I was okay with that for the first few bites. I'd never eaten nor made it before this attempt. I think it was worth it because I enjoyed doing it. Next time I will use a better rolling pin. I think the hardest part was rolling the stiff dough thin enough. The most time consuming part was cutting it. I think I will probably make homemade from here on out unless its a rushed dinner. I did try straight up white flour, but I'm going to start sneaking in a little more wheat flour next time.

Try it once when you have the time, you might find you can live without it... or you might really like it. :)

Brooke said...

Pasta is THE Argentine food. They know all about it: sauces, preparations, condiments, and everything you can know about pasta. When I travel argentina I went to this restaurant called Campo De Fiori and I was stunned by the tastiness of its pasta. I swear I never ate that good!
I loved the country and mainly the restaurants!