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 YourHomeDepot.com.au, fresh pasta better be on the menu EVERYDAY so says hubby)
Here's the recipe for fresh pasta:
(Adapted from Taste.com.au)
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.