Last night Tyler and I tried our hand at making homemade pasta. We recently purchased pasta maker. It took us a little while to get the hang of it, but the end result was amazing! I don’t think I’ve ever had pasta that good. We went with angel hair (my favorite!) and tossed it in olive oil with garlic, tomatoes, basil, and fresh mozzarella. Delicious!
I didn’t know that making pasta would be so easy. It does take some time. You have to put the dough through the machine quite a few times to get the correct thickness for the noodles, and then you pass it through the appropriate setting for the type of pasta you want to make. Our machine makes angel hair, fettuccine, and lasagna noodles. I think you could make pasta without a machine, but you’d have to roll the dough until its really thin and I doubt you’d be able to cut the noodles small enough for angel hair. You could easily do it for fettuccine though.
I’m excited to try different recipes. We stuck with traditional pasta last night, but we’re going to try making wheat pasta or spinach. Yum!
In other news, I’ve been obsessed with the music of Laura Marling lately. You may want to check her out…