2012-01-19

Making pasta, a lot easier with a machine

I meant to post this a long time ago. Sorry guys!

As Jess mentioned, I got a pasta machine for Christmas. I'd tried to make some a while back, but it's difficult to get it thin enough with a rolling pin, and nearly impossible to cut thin enough strands of it to be anything remotely like spaghetti.

So the pasta machine is still a bit of a hassle, and I had a somewhat frustrating evening because of the touchiness of moisture in the dough, but eventually when I threw the pasta in the pot all the strands separated from each other and it all turned out quite nice.

I guess my only complaint with the final product was that I left it in too long. I know, fresh pasta cooks fast. But steaming green beans on top of it makes it a bit tricky to time well.

I can't, in good conscience, give you the recipe I used because I think it was a pretty crappy one. So next time I do this, perhaps if it turns out well I will get a couple pictures of the process and provide a recipe.

Anyway, here's what it looked like: