Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Playing around with the Pasta maker!


So, how many of you just LOVE pasta?  Yup....most of us do!  I mean....carb loaded energy infused deliciousness ....who wouldn't?  Here awhile back we got a "warm spell".  Well, for winter that is, lol!  And my darling ducks thought hey....I'm happy and I'm going to lay eggs!  I was getting several a day, and they started accumulating!  What a better thing to do than to make some super yummy homeade pasta!  One day...what seems forever ago, I had gotten this cool Kitchen aid attachment used on a local for sale site!  I had used it before, but never really took time to play with all the different settings!  I got online and read a simple egg, pasta, and water recipe recomended by the company.  I did however find that I had to adjust the water because duck eggs are different than chicken eggs in that the album (white part) is much thicker.  I then rolled the dough into walnut sized pieces and went to town playing with my "new to me" attachment!  










Isn't this just the coolest thing ever?  Look all that beautiful home made pasta!  This particular model makes 5 different styles of pasta!  I mean....wowow!  I love how pretty it looks drying on the counter!     I had the best luck with the large macaroni extruder!  I'll keep practicing on the others!  Depending on how fast you have the mixer going, and how quickly you can lay the pasta down before cutting again really makes a huge difference on the look and quality of the end product.  Needless to say ... my family gobbled them all up!  And to think I did that myself with my own eggs from my farm!  Pride people....it's a sense of true pride! 

What's your favorite Pasta recipe?  Do you have a Kitchen Aid?  Maybe one of those hand crank rollers?  Or do you use a fork and knife like granny used to?  Let us know in the comments below!
  

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11 comments:

  1. I've never made pasta! This looks cool!

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    1. Homemade past is the best! Even if you roll it out and slice it thin, it’s worth the effort!

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  2. I used to have a hand crank one but the rollers were crooked and it kept getting stuck. I’d give my eye teeth for an electric one!

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    1. I have a plastic hand crank one...it works but I get really tired when doing multiple batches!

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  3. I bought a hand crank pasta maker that I have yet to play with...and way too many eggs sitting on my kitchen counter! Love all the different shapes your Kitchen Aid makes though...may have to put a Kitchen Aid on my Christmas list...your post inspired me to pull my pasta maker out and start playing with it.

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    1. Ooohhh .... yeah! Post some pictures of what you make!!!!!

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  5. I have always wanted to try making pasta, but I want to try it just by hand. Hopefully this winter I will!

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    1. I have made it by hand several times Annie! It is just as delicious! Share some pictures with us when you do!

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