3.30.2009

Fresh Pasta Monday

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!

7 comments:

Janiece Murphy said...

::Homer Drool::

Stacey and JR said...

mmmmm pasta

Mummy Grabill said...

There is *nothing* like fresh pasta! You'll have to let us know how the dried portions turned out after being in the fridge and/or the freezer.

Yum-E!

akg said...

You make it look so easy. I'm almost inspired to follow your lead (I know the mixer attachment would never make it out of the box though).

brenda113 said...

::drool:: is right!

belsum said...

WOW.

*looks to see what kind of pasta lunch can be procured today*

MWT said...

Yay pasta! :)