Homemade Pasta

I’m so excited that we got the pasta maker attachment for our kitchen aid mixer as a wedding gift. Thanks to Laura (my brother’s girlfriend) and her parents for getting us that. It was the last attachment that we needed and I just love it.

Anne Burrell was making fresh pasta on her show today and I tried her recipe. The pasta dough didn’t work out at all and was a crumbly mess. When it came to rolling it out, the dough didn’t flatten at all. Sorry, Anne. I decided to use the recipe that came with the pasta maker attachment and that recipe worked so well. It took two tries, and took awhile to make… but I was kind bored this Saturday and needed something to do. I made fresh ravioli and stuffed it with a ricotta cheese mixture and topped that with some marinara sauce. I also tried making some spaghetti noodles. The spaghetti noodles kind of just stuck together. I want to get one of those ravioli cutters that make it look like it the pasta has curvy edges now.

Here’s me, making pasta for the time. It was fun to watch the dough thin out and run it through the pasta maker. The attachment has different settings you can change it to, depending on how thick you want the pasta.

Here is the finished ravioli. So good.

I also tried making spaghetti noodles. They turned out more like a human brain.  See what I mean?

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Here’s the recipe for the pasta dough. I had to add in almost 1/4 cup of water to get the dough to a better consistency.

Ingredients

3 1/2 cup of flour

4 eggs

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon water (I used 1/4 cup water)

Mix all ingredients and knead in your stand mixer with the dough hook attachment for about 2 minutes. Take the dough out and knead with your hands. Let the dough rest for 20 minutes.

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