Handmade Pasta

1) the fettuccine

The KitchenAid mixer received another workout last night when we decided to make homemade fettuccine, with homemade pasta sauce. This dish was a real winner and believe me the mixer attachment makes it a billion times easier then using the hand-cranked variety machine, though I guess its a matter of semantics calling this ‘handmade’ when the machine did the bulk of the work. Still, it’s so much better taste-wise than any dried version.

Blee joined us and brought a wonderful Senses mango lime cheesecake for dessert, and we did a good job of preparing for this year’s “Oscar Dinner” which is in two weeks time.

2) mix all purpose flour and semolina together [this will make your life easier as semolina used on its own is very hard to work with]; 3) mix and add eggs and a bit of water to form a dough; 4) stop and hand kneed a couple times

5) after letting the dough rest a bit, start to run it through the machine

6) eventually you’ll get a long flat rectangle of dough; 7) change over to the fettuccine cutter attachment and in seconds you’ve got perfect fettuccine

8) add a homemade sauce of plum tomatoes, fresh basil, anchovy paste, a few chili flakes, garlic and onion and damn …. fettuccine perfection!

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5 Responses to Handmade Pasta

  1. christao408 says:

    A pasta roller for my Kitchen Aid has been on my “to-purchase” list for a while.  Maybe on the next trip back to the US.  Have you experimented with whole wheat pasta?

  2. Fatcat723 says:

    Nothing – no other type – can beat home made pasta. I don’t even order it in a restaurant unless it is said to be homemade. You need to advertise for Kitchenaid or at least get a bonus from them.

  3. kunhuo42 says:

    mmm…  delicious!  i can’t wait until i get my kitchenaid!

  4. CurryPuffy says:

    That little red devil of yours sure churns out lots of little wonders! I’ll get one for sure! LOL

  5. ElusiveWords says:

    I think I know what my next purchase will be. Will it also clean the house?

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