Homemade Pasta Ya’ll

A couple of weeks ago I went with some girlfriends to a morning “learn how to make pasta” class…

It was great fun and the pasta was delicious, the only gripe I had about the class was that we did not *actually* get to make the pasta ourselves – we got the recipe and then watched the lady conducting the class mix the dough and got to eat a whole range of yummy pasta dishes (that part of the class I can highly reccomend)…

As it turns out the lady told us about some really good quality pasta machines that were being sold by one of my mom’s sister companies and I arranged with her to get one pasta machine per girlfriend at a reduced rate so that we too could make our own delicious home made pasta…

Today my mom delivered the way cool pasta machines and I decided to try my hand at making pasta! 

The recipe is SO easy – cake flour, eggs, oil and water!  But the mixing thereof and getting the consistency just right – well that was not so easy.  But in the end with enough persavererence I got it so that it could be worked with…

Then it was onto rolling it though the pasta machine, this really is a lot of fun but the rolling it through and catching it underside takes some getting used to and dexterity… especially for a co-ordless person like myself 😉  But after a good few practice runs I managed to get it going and soon was rolling those pasta sheets like a pro!  Then I ran them through the spaghetti and fusilli rollers (just for the fun of it cos seeing that flat sheet come out in thin little stips is *so* thrilling – yes I am a dork…)

After cutting the pasta I cooked them in salty water for 2 – 3 minutes and put some yummy bolognaise sauce over the top and served it to my ever eager for food darling husband.

And the verdict?

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10 thoughts on “Homemade Pasta Ya’ll

  1. Nice work…very impressive! We had a pasta afternoon at my sister’s a couple of weeks ago – loads of fun and homemade pasta beats any other!!!

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