Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Homemade pasta, that's amore!

I always buy the homemade pasta from the Bluffton Farmer's Market and have been anxious to try making it myself. When I was a kid we would make homemade pasta and it seemed like an exhausting process because we used a hand crank.

I got a pasta roller/cutter attachment for my KitchenAid mixer and have used it a handful of times already. It is surprisingly easy! The hardest part seems to be finding a grocery store that carries semolina flour. It takes me about an hour to make 8 small "nests" of pasta. The end result is totally worth the effort - light, fluffy and flavorful pasta.

The set-up:

Rolled sections and cut sections:

Final product: