7.21.2011

foodstuff: fresh pasta

your innkeeper has finally crossed the threshold of noodlecraft.

this week, i made my first pasta from scratch...


these fresh spaghetti noodles were created with the help of my beloved stand mixer who is also known as "the mixin' vixen"...


(do you see her winking at you in the sparkly glow of warm evening sunshine? what a saucy piece of machinery she is.)

the pasta is a simple dough made of flour, eggs, and water which gets squeezed through this mixer attachment, play-dough fun factory style...


the pasta dries briefly on a towel before getting plunged into a giant pot of salty boiling water...


once cooked, it is fluffy, light, and melt-in-your-mouth delicious.

betwixt bites, kevwrex and i enthusiastically proclaimed our love for it.

so it's official: we are adding pasta to our growing list of food (pizza dough or marshmallows, anyone?) that is ten gazillion times yummier when made from scratch at home.

dear guests, do any of you make your own pasta? any recipes or advice for a brand new noodler like me?

5 comments:

jessie b said...

i have not made my own noodles, so sorry i dont have advice...however, i am intrigued to make my own too. im thinking vege noodles. if you try it, let me know how it turns out.

Petra said...

I only make some weird German kind of pasta myself sometimes, and even though it is quite tasty the way I make it, it always looks like somebody has just thro... well, never mind ;)

Monica {bohemian twilight} said...

excellent!it really is a bit of a job, but so satisfying when you do it right.

i used to make my own pasta, but after a while, it was too much work. especially when you can buy such good stuff. i put my efforts into the sauce.

but man, the taste of the fresh noodles is something!

ALFIE said...

i have never made my own pasta! this is an inspiration! looks DELISH!

knitxcore. said...

i made beet gnocchi once, it was rilly cute :-)