Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Adventures with Homemade Pasta

I got this Pasta Machine for Christmas this year. It is one of those things that I have wanted for a while but considered it a little frivolous to buy myself. I was over the moon when I found it under my tree on Christmas morning. I had read a bajillion blog posts on how easy and versatile homemade pasta was and I was eager to try it out.

Huge shout out to Carmella's Kitchen, if you want a simple to follow guide to making pasta this is the place to go.

I am not even going to attempt to give you a recipe, as Carmella's is just perfection.

I basically spent the whole day playing with this versatile dough and had so much fun! Seriously, it was like a play-doh barbers shop in my living room!

I can definitely see myself making pasta from scratch again, but I am not kidding myself to think I will be doing it everytime I want pasta, but its a hell of a lot easier than I expected.

I made spaghetti, which we had with some pesto, capers and rocket for lunch. I made lasagna sheet which I made into a lovely beef lasagna for dinner. I then popped some dough in the fridge and the next day I made some ravioli filled with cream cheese mixed with garlic and pesto.

Basically we gorged ourselves on pasta for pretty much every meal. And it was good.

I am going to play with a few different shapes, and also incorporating flavour into the dough itself. If you have any recipes to share, please do so in the comments!

Have you made pasta from scratch? What do you think? Is it worth the hassle?

4 comments:

  1. It was delicious, although next time I might use ricotta or something, as the cream cheese was a little sharp but all I had to hand.

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  2. Hari OM
    Lucky you - this is one of the kitchenalia I would have on my wish list too... I have made my own pasta, but have had to use rolling pin. Very tedious. But delicious. My favourite is flavouring the pasta with spinach and making ravioli with a filling of pumpkin and ricotta. Bueno!!! YAM xx

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  3. Funny timing! My sister and I both ended up getting different pasta makers for Christmas too, and we're getting together tomorrow to play. Can't wait to try it out! :)

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  4. Last time I made pasta, I ended up rolling it out by hand which was a total pain. I really need to invest in a pasta maker - everything here looks so delicious!

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