Saturday, April 27, 2013

Home Made Pasta

Making pasta has always intimidated me as it just sounds kinda scary if you are not an Italian Mamma however last year we gave it a go for the first time and we didn't do too badly at all.  We have a little pasta machine from Kmart ($15) which just has 2 types of cut settings for fettuccine and spaghetti which is fine for our little family.

I don't make it very often because during the school week our afternoons are super busy with afternoon tea, play time, homework, baths, dinner, reading and bed however I would like to be more confident and make our own pasta more often than not.  The last time Sienna and I made it I didn't like it because it tasted too rubbery and I'm thinking it was just too thick.  Any tips anyone can give me on this would be greatly appreciated that's for sure.  I have been told that on Masterchef they make the pasta, toss it in flour and cook it straight away to avoid the lengthy drying process.  Would love some tips to get better pasta made at home from others who are making this on a regular basis.

Here's a few photos from our first pasta making experience taken last year.

1 comment:

  1. These are wonderful photos and I love the ones of the pasta being held across both hands and the broom handle one! I have never made pasta myself but I am sure I too have read of it being cooked straightaway …