Making my own pasta…

KitchenAid pasta press

When i saw a pasta extruder that fits my KitchenAid stand mixer, I went nuts and had to have it !

I used a basic egg noodle recipe and I was very surprised at how easy it was to make your own pasta!

And it was sooo much fun, my 3 year old loved watching the macaronis coming out !

To go with it I made a simple Andouille sausage/fresh tomato sauce….we found pasta heaven last night !!

Macaronis coming out of the extruder

Basic egg pasta recipe (for 2 people) :

  • 1 3/4 cup of flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 0.5 to 1 Tbsp. water (adjust)

Mix flour and salt, then add eggs and water in stand mixer, then knead by hand for 2 minutes and prepare walnut size balls of dough to feed the pasta extruder.

The water is critical in the dough, if you put too much it will not work, you needjust enough so that the dough sticks together but remains pliable.

Use pasta extruder and voila ! I let my pasta dry for a couple hours before throwing it into a pot of boiling water with some olive oil and salt, after 2 minutes they started to float, that’s how i knew my mini-macaronis were ready !

Ready to be cooked !

I can’t wait to start experimenting with flavors…etc….Bucatini alla Bolognese for this weekend ! Stay tuned !

 

On a lighter note, my mother-in-law would love for the world to know about her favorite cosmopolitan cocktail recipe…So there it is :

Ellen's cosmo

 

1.5 oz. Absolut Raspberri vodka

1 oz. Triple Sec liqueur

1/2 oz. Ocean Spray Cranberry Cocktail

Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. MIL says:

    You make creating pasta sound so easy! I can only imagine the delight in your 3-year-old’s eyes as he watched macaroni emerge from the extruder! Your sauces sound heavenly too. After a nice raspberry cosmo, I’d like to carbo-load at your house! 🙂

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