I got a new toy yesterday, so you can be sure I was test driving it today!
Started with a lump of dough, of course.
"Kneaded" it through the largest setting on the pasta machine...
Then fed it through the smaller settings. The dough became thinner and longer each time.
Along with the roller, I got two cutters. One, for linguine, seen here...
And one for spaghetti, seen here. I had to try them both!
I reserved enough to have one small bowl of each and the rest I hung on a rack (this is a roasting rack, turned on its end) to dry. Then, from that drying portion, I divided each type into two sections, one to freeze and one to put in the fridge. I wanted to test the different methods, of course.
And this was one of the delicious bowls of pasta. I had spaghetti with just butter, salt, and herbs, and the linguine with a smidge of red sauce.
Thank you, ladies, for your awesome gift!