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.
Tori @ The Shiksa in the Kitchen
I love making noodles from scratch! My mom and I have "noodle parties" where we make our family recipe for egg noodles together. It's so much fun!
Sandy @ EverydaySouthwest.com
Wow! What a yummy, homey, dish. I can't believe how well your pasta came out. You've inspired me!
@ Tori- I need to perfect my technique a bit. I also did not like this dough recipe. I need to find another one. You are so lucky to get to cook with your Mom. Enjoy every minute of it.
@ Sandy- Thank you. I was about to give up but I just kept at it. The original plan was ravioli but I just could not get it together. I will try again though. Glad to inspire someone. I think this is something that is hard the first time then a breeze once you figure it out.
LOL! You are braver than I am. I am just tiptoeing around the kitchen now... I will be back for more inspiration - though I can say I will not begin with homemade pasta!! Hats off to you, Kim.
Cassie @ Bake Your Day
I love homemade pasta and yours sounds great with the added herbs. I love playing with my food! 🙂
Oh that looks simply amazing!!
I'm impressed. I have a recipe in The Cook's Book and have been intimidated to try it. Beautiful.
Renkath- Thanks. For my first daring cook challenge it sure was a doozy. I enjoyed it though. Glad I didn't give up.
Cassie- Thanks. I was worried after the look of that paste. But I pushed through.lol
AMy- Thanks, it was so hard. Took me awhile to figure it out.
Pierce- Same here, I kept eyeing beautiful pasta recipes but was too scared. This group is a riot, pulls you out of your comfort zone to try things you normally wouldn't. So fun!
Kim - this looks delicious! I love homemade pasta! Don't you just LOVE the herbs in a tube? They finally figured out how to make them so they taste like they should!
....and you're right - you DO need a rack! :o)
I can't wait to try this! I always order something like this at a local Italian restaurant made with Italian sausage instead of beef. I'd love to be able to make even just the pasta from scratch. It's something I've always wanted to try!
Hahaha - you are so funny and so brave to try this!
Kim! This dish looks delicious. Great first try on making fresh pasta. I need to get up the courage to try it soon. You've inspired me!
Kelly @ Eat Yourself Skinny
This looks delicious Kim!! Great job! 🙂
Happy When Not Hungry
This looks delicious! I've never tried making homemade pappardelle, but I should def try. Nice job!
Dee at Deelicious Sweets
Wow! Not sure I want to make homemade pasta after seeing this! LOL! I have a Tyler Florence cookbook and he hangs it on his oven handle! Not even Tyler has a rack 🙂
Lol Dee. That paste was a bit over the top. That's a great idea about hanging it on the door, except with stainless it would be a *b* to clean. rofl! Good to know the pros don't even have all the toys.
Ann- Thanks. I had never seen these tubes till hubs brought some home. Now I love them. I know right? Must hit a chef store one day. I need so much stuff. Lol!
Culinary Hill- Now that I've done it I will do it all the time. So cool. Just don't get discouraged if it takes a bit to figure out your mojo.
Jennifer- Thanks and thanks. xx
Kels- Thanks so much. I was terrified but did it anyway. You have to try. I think I am hooked now. Just need to do some more research on proper technique.
Kelly- Thanks. You are rocking food buzz girl! Well done!
Happy When Not Hungry- Thank you. You should for sure try. It is time consuming the first time but I think it's like pie crust. Once you figure out the feel of it you're golden!
Chic & Gorgeous Treats
Kim Bee: Oh yummmmmmmmmmmmm... I've tried once to make pasta from scratch when I way younger. The result.. it didn't turn out and I made a mess in the kitchen. LOLs.. This recipe is so tempting and I really can't resist from trying this out. Thanks for stopping by and buzzing me in my blog. xoxo.. Jo
I loved trying this. I am determined to try again and make ravioli this time as I had planned. You are so welcome. I just popped by that cake again. I can't stop looking at it. I cannot pipe worth a darn. I need to take some classes.
Amy J. and Tiffanie A.
You are so talented! I could never make my own pasta... well maybe not never I just never tried it! Thanks for the step by step instructions. THis looks amazing!