Thursday, 5 January 2012

Making Fresh Pasta

A few girly chit chats, one or two clips on YouTube, a few clicks later... this arrived at my doorstep!

So fresh pasta is on the menu tonight.

I have made fresh pasta before, but with a manual pasta roller and cutter. 2 batches later, it's packed up in the box it came in and stored away at the back of a cabinet.

So what's different about this one? Why, it's so that I use my KitchenAid stand mixer to its full potential? Haha! Powered by the motor of the mixer, the three roller attachments will make lasagna sheets, fettucine and spaghetti for the family, many many times over. (I'd better! At $274.95 plus free shipping at, fresh pasta better be on the menu EVERYDAY so says hubby)

Here's the recipe for fresh pasta:

(Adapted from

Ingredients (serves 4)
  • 375g (2 1/2 cups) plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 eggs, at room temperature
  • Plain flour, extra, to dust
  • Place all ingredients in the mixer bowl and attach the flat beater. Turn on to speed 2 and mix for 30 seconds.
  • Exchange flat beater to a dough hook and knead for 2 minutes. Take it out of the bowl and hand knead for 1-2 minutes. Let it rest, covered with a cling film for 20 minutes.
  • Divide dough into 4 pieces, and start working each portion into the pasta roller. Pass it through the roller a few times, folding it 3-4 times over each time. This process is called lamination.
  • Pass the laminated pasta sheet through a cutter. I made fettucine this time.

Now I need one of those fancy pants pasta drying rack!

Fettucine with garlic, prawns and zucchini ribbons...

...made with love.

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Wandernut said...

I want those!! :D They're SO expensive here in KL it's not funny. Over RM1200!!!

Grace said...

Yeah... I splurged a little on this too. They're about $300 something (on sale) Gary said I have to make pasta 500 times to make it worthwhile! But RM1200 wowww... thats crazy dollar to dollar. I have made pan mee, egg noodles with it too. Love it! Come and buy it here :)

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