Pasta Fun

On Mother’s Day we had a lot of fun. We decided to make fettuccine. Our dinner was already cooking (a beef roast, chard from the garden, carrots, mashed potatoes), but thought we would make some pasta just for fun and freeze it for another time.

We put the flour, eggs, oil, and water in the Kitchen Aid mixer bowl and let the dough hook mix it up  to form a ball of dough that was not dry, but not sticky either. We let it rest about half an hour and then cut it up into eight pieces.


After pressing the pieces flat  we passed them through the roller attachment on the Kitchen Aid, first on setting #1 and then on #2 and again on #6. By the third pass, the dough was thin enough.

We set the flattened dough on a floured board and changed the attachment to one that would cut strips about 3/8  of an inch wide (I’m guessing). The sheets of dough were then passed through the roller, with the mixer at a slightly higher speed.

Once the fettuccine came out of the roller, cut into strips, it was important to dust those strips with flour so the ribbons of dough didn’t stick to each other.

The last sheet was ready to pass through the roller.

Quick and easy and fun to make, this fettuccine is not perfect, but we know the ingredients that are in it, and I like to know what I’m eating.

We put most of the fettuccine on baking sheets lined with parchment paper, to freeze and later put in ziploc bags, but it looked so good that we decided to boil a small pot of fettuccine to have alongside the potatoes, roast, and gravy.

It was delicious and, best of all, we had fun making it.

 

 

35 thoughts on “Pasta Fun

      1. wordsfromanneli Post author

        I realized afterwards that I should have taking some pictures of the dough being mixed, but I hadn’t really thought of taking any pictures or doing a blog until it became obvious how much fun we were having.

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  1. Gladys

    I make pasta , except all by hand, mixing, rolling, cutting. It tastes so much better than the bought pasta, that I feel the work is worth it.That machine looks as if it works like a charm.

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    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      My mother-in-law thought she didn’t like pasta, so I thought if she made it herself, she’d have a better idea of how much more interesting it can be than she thought before. She really enjoyed making and eating it.

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  2. Lori

    Who has all of that nice equipment for making pasta? We roll the dough by hand, but arthritis is making that more difficult these days. We do have one of those cutters though, that you showed, for thinning the dough and cutting the noodles. When I was growing up, my mom had drying racks for the spaghetti or fettuccini noodles. Which has me thinking . . . they may be in the basement with all the boxes my mom gave me when she moved into her senior apartment.

    Looked like fun. Glad you rewarded yourselves by eating some instead of saving it all for later.

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  3. Ursula

    Looks like a lot of work, a lot of fun too and a very tasty pasta! Mother-in-law had a very fun Mother´s Day, thanks to you! Just perfect!!!

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