Home Made Pasta

I have these fancy pasta roller and cutter attachments for my mixer now. I have been holding off to make some fresh pasta, and I finally got a chance to do it.
Here I am mixing up the dough. I decided to try a half wheat dough. I wasn’t sure if I was doing it right, as it’s not the same consistancy as bread dough.
It took a bit of doing, but I finally figured out how to make it roll out into sheets. I don’t know if you are suppose to roll it out a lot or just a little. I did it a lot, as I was playing with a new toy.
My First cut pasta. It all clumped together and stuck and looks like a mess. No worries, the best part of cooking is you can eat your mistakes. Into a pot it went.
Here is my second attempt at cutting pasta. This turned out much better.
All cooked up. It tasted quite well. Break time!
Here is my thinking-on-my-feet pasta drying rack. It looks to be working quite well!
Doesn’t that all look so good? Fresh, home made pasta.
Well, a slight design flaw. The sharp edges of the spoons, the brittle nature of dried pasta, and my making the pasta WAY too long (bigger is always better, right?), means that the pasta breaks at the the bend and falls down. Well the cats LOVED this, and 1/4 of my pasta ended up on the floor!

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2 Replies to “Home Made Pasta”

  1. Thanks so much for all these neat pictures! I have been wanting to get the pasta attachment for my Kitchen Aid for a while now. I am finally inspired with these pics!! I was googling and just came across your blog. :o)~MichelleC

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