Steph from Stephfood was our Daring Cooks' July hostess. Steph challenged us to make homemade noodles without the help of a motorized pasta machine. She provided us with recipes for Spätzle and Fresh Egg Pasta as well as a few delicious sauces to pair our noodles with!
So this is being posted really, really late. I blame the edema and the heat. The thought of heating up my kitchen right now just did not appeal to me. I knew I had to do it though and we had some rain yesterday so I thought it would be good to take advantage of the slight drop in temperature. I am glad I did this. Although mid project I wanted to hunt this Steph girl down and ask "why". I stuck with it and was still getting no where. So after struggling with trying to make ravioli from scratch first, I gave up and pulled out my pasta roller. Sorry folks but I did try.I have never tried to make pasta from scratch before. I have also never used my pasta roller. My sis had sent hers to me in a huge act of kindness but with the heat pasta just hasn't been on the menu these days. Once I pulled that out and shifted gears so to speak I did great. Now I have a better understanding of how to make it, what to do and not do and to make sure I set aside a huge chunk of time to do it. I will be doing it again for certain as I like the taste of fresh pasta better but hate paying such ridiculous prices for it. So now that I know I can, I will. So thanks to the Daring Kitchen and Steph for opening my eyes to something new and wonderful. I apologize for it's lateness but I was a good girl and contacted the Daring Kitchen to let them know I was behind the 8 ball. You'd think this being my first challenge that I would have been on time, early even. I blame edema, and the heat, and anything else I can think of.
Ari@ThE DiVa DiSh
I think you did a great job!! making fresh pasta is ALOT of work...and requires ALOT of patience! I bet it was super yummy!!
The Culinary Lens
I am always tempted to buy a pasta machine but really need to realize you can make some truly delicious pastas by hand. This looks great.
Amy and Tiffanie- Aw, thanks that is so sweet of you. It's a ton of fun once you get past the initial horror. lol
Ari- Thanks. It was so good. I now want to do it again.
The Culinary Lens- I always held off thinking it would be too hard to do. Then my lovely sister sent me hers to try. She has the same mixer as me so she sent me 2 of her attachments. I still think a hand crank would be fun to have. But the attachments of the kitchenaid mixers are the bomb.
How yummy!! Love your make-shift racks...your comments made me giggle~
Wow, this looks amazing! I don't know if I could make pasta, the idea just scares me! I just scanned over some of your past posts and man oh man you have made some really good looking ice cream too! Now I want ice cream, great. I have none in my house! Ha!
I am visiting from VB.
Lizzy- Thanks. I love to have fun. I need a rack badly. Lol!
Mandy- Lol, you must go out and get some ice cream. Or buy an ice cream maker. So easy to use. Thanks for coming by.
all from scratch looks wonderful Kim
Just for Cooking
I have always wanted to make fresh pasta. I will have to try this. Great job!
Wow!!! Look at you! Fresh Pappardelle from scratch! Love it. That's amazing. buzzed.
Thanks Michelle. It was so hard at first but I think I finally got my groove on. Thanks for buzzing.
Tor-Thank you so much. It was fun, not at first but eventually. Lol!
Just for Cooking- Thanks. You should try it. I was terrified and thought I'd give up but so glad I didn't. You will see more fresh pasta recipes from me. It just tastes so much better.
Holy cow Kim! I am so impressed! You did a wonderful job with that pappardelle (one of my favorite types of pasta). I'm starting a collection now...to get you that pasta rack! (Though I love how you have improvised!) Fantastic!! : )
Nice job with the pasta.. looks extremely messy.. but great job anyway! I can't wait to see the raviolli. I do make fresh pasta, a friend gave me a very simple recipe for egg noodles.. did someone say ice cream?
Very ambitious challenge, congratulations on doing so well.
Anne- Thank you so much. Oh well thank the heavens cuz I really need a rack. rofl
fooinnewengland- Oh man, my kitchen was trashed. I tried to edit some of it out but it was hopeless. So worth it in the end but I was close to tears at one point. Always ice cream on the menu these days.
Sandra- It was scary. But I muddled through and learned something new. Now to do it with pink pasta next time.lol