Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Light Wheat Pasta

Last night, I made our first batch of homemade pasta using the pasta press. It was a disaster.

Okay, fine, to be fair... it was fine. But it tasted healthy. Then, since we topped it with turkey meatballs and homemade spaghetti sauce, it tasted even healthier. So, I did what any girl would do and wrapped up dinner with a boxmade cookie brownie bar which was delish.

Light Wheat Pasta
from KitchenAid
2-1/2 cups sifted whole wheat flour
1 cup sifted unbleached flour
4 large eggs
2 tbls water
1/2 tsp salt

Combine ingredients in stand mixer bowl. Attach bowl and flat beater. Turn to Speed 2 and mix for 30 seconds. Exchange flat beater for dough hook. Turn to Speed 2 and knead for 2 minutes. Remove dough from bowl and hand knead for 1 to 2 minutes.

Follow manufacturer's directions on extruding and cooking pasta.

Was it worth it? Okay, yes. Next time, I'm trying straight up egg noodles or even semolina pasta... I think I have become addicted. It was so easy to use and in under an hour, we had homemade pasta on the table. Hard to beat that.

P.S. This cutie turned 4 today... Happy Birthday, L! Can't wait to see you this weekend.

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