I got a pasta maker for Christmas and I was very excited to give it a whirl this week.
The bf’s mom taught me how to make pasta a while back but I have not been able to put my new knowledge to use until now. I spent the day kneading and resting (for the dough and for me).
This process was noticably more difficult by myself. I think during my lesson, I was listening as ingredients magically appeared in my dough. I will have to work on smoothing out my process a little.
Then came the fun part. I got to roll it all out and then cut the dough into perfect fettucinis.
I also got this nifty stand for my ipad when I’m cooking. It worked so nicely when I had messy hands. It was a little difficulty to press the home button so I think that I need to put something heavy behind it so the stand won’t move.
To put my skills to the test, I made a little taste test for the bf. He wasn’t allowed in the kitchen and didn’t see what I made. I told him one bowl was store bought and one was homemade. I served these with the same sauce but forgot to take a picture of that. Oops.
Which one is which? Which one tastes better?
He liked the Buitolli (and thought it was homemade). Darn. Oh well, just means that I have to practice some more. I hope we have some snow days this winter. This is an excellent day off activity.