As my "new to me" challenge, I tackled something that has always intimidated me a little for some odd reason - pasta.
I had a pasta roller thing that I inherited from my dad's kitchen (or it may have been a wedding gift many eons ago - but that was another life I try to block from memory
Anyhoo.. I hopped over to The Kitchn http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-fresh-pasta-from-scratch-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-73435
for some guidance and dove in!
We start with the simple ingredients: eggs, flour, and salt.
I chose the food processor method since my hands sometimes give me drama when I mix by hand.
Then I kneaded and let that baby rest. Then divided into four balls.
Then smooshed those balls into patties and fed them through the roller bits.
After working each setting until the ball was a lovely thin sheet...
Then fed it through the pasta bits and BOOM! out come NOODLES!! (my friend lent a hand with the noodle magic making)
I (well....we) hung the pasta up to dry a bit as I made the rest of the dinner (chicken marsala if you are interested.. but I have made that before, so I don't count it in the challenge) There was some flour flying, hence the dusting on the noodles. heh
Here are my happy noodles boiling and ready to get saucy!
I am so glad I finally tried this! Now of course, it will escalate since I am already thinking of angel hair, ravioli, twists, etc... I loved the flavor and texture of the fresh made noodles. I looked up a few more recipes to try that had variations in them.
Thanks for having this challenge! It's my first!