Monday, January 12, 2009

Making Fresh Pasta

I took a pasta making class a few months ago at my local Williams Sonoma, and just had to try it at home. My husband found me the rollers online, we opened up some wine, and off we went...here are some pics:

We made to different flavors, a classic fresh pasta:
Making Fresh Pasta

and a Spinach flavored pasta:
Making Fresh Pasta

This dough was so easy to make, one in the kitchenaid, and one in the food processor. I don't know why I am so afraid of dough...I just need to be more adventurous in my cooking the payoff is enormous!

The most magical part is cutting the pasta in the rollers, instantly it is pasta!:

Making Fresh Pasta

Making Fresh Pasta

I also made some raviolis with a filling I made with sauteed mushrooms, garlic and ricotta:

Making Fresh Pasta

Making Fresh Pasta

Making Fresh Pasta

Making Fresh Pasta

I haven't tried it since, but I definitely will again. The process was pretty simple. You can even freeze the dough for up to three months, make a big batch and freeze the dough.

Making Fresh Pasta

Making Fresh Pasta



There is really nothing like fresh pasta!

5 comments:

Claudine said...

looks fantastic marcie! I finally used mine this year as well and I don't know I didn't do it sooner. Add that to the list of things to make from scratch that are better then store bought...

WPMomOf2 (jen) said...

man oh man, now this RIGHT UP MY ALLEY, YUM!!!

radivonyk said...

And why weren't we invited to that dinner??? JK :) Tommy's family makes homemade pasta, and there is nothing better! I would love to know where you found the attachment for your kitchenaid......I would love to get one if it was too pricey!!

Live.Love.Eat said...

I would love to make fresh pasta one day. The raviolis look incredible!!!!!

Chef Chuck said...

Yumm Fresh Pasta!! Looks very good.
Thanks