27 October 2008 1 Comment

Basic Egg Pasta

PastaThis recipe came from the Kitchen Aid booklet that was stuffed in the ‘Pasta Sheet and Pasta Cutter Attachments’ Box. Some minor modifications were made – but great pasta was to be had. We used our stand mixer to make the dough, roll it, and cut out spaghetti.

5 medium eggs
1 tablespoon water
3 1/2 cups of unbleached white all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt

Place ingredients in bowl, attach flat beater, turn to speed 2 and mix 30 seconds. Remove the flat beater and attach the dough hook. Turn to speed 2 and knead for two minutes. Hand-knead dough for one to two minutes. Let rest for 20 minutes. Divide dough into 4 pieces before processing with Pasta Sheet Roller attachment.

27 October 2008 0 Comments

Home made pasta

We cruised out this weekend and bought a Food Mixer – something we’ve always thought about adding to our kitchen. We made spaghetti! – Well actually Laurie did. I tried my best, but ended up w/ horribly dry, flaky, just plain bad dough – which ended being tossed. Laurie on the other hand made it look easy – we agreed that it was the Italian in her that made it possible ‘It’s in my blood’ she said. On her first try, she nailed it.

I did make some pretty good brownies the next day with the mixer – so good! We went to my sister’s last night for some Paella – which was super tasty, and the brownies were very well received by all.

Tonight Laurie is making her insanely tasty tomato ‘gravy’ with meatballs to accompany her home made pasta. Yum.