I don't have any of the fancy attachments or gadgets to crank out homemade pasta but it's something I've always wanted to try. Inspired by reports of those who did it all by hand, and aided by this book, I finally took the plunge yesterday.
The dough is really quite simple-just a mix of eggs and flour although the consistency is a little tricky. I think my dough was a little too tough because it was difficult for me to roll it as thin as I wanted.
After the dough sat for an hour it was just a matter of rolling it out and cutting. Something Ethan gladly helped me with. I knew it was probably going to be too thick in spite of our efforts to cut thin pieces.
The book was a little vague about cooking times but I approximated based on pasta of a similar size. If there is such a thing.
To be honest, it was disgusting. Really doughy and thick and almost inedible. But! I learned a valuable secret. If you call something spaghetti, my boys will consume it, love it and ask for seconds!
Although at one point, Drew did say, "Something tastes funny." Oh yeah, probably the garlic bread, Drew.