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Old 01-05-2008, 12:02 PM   #1
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Fresh Homemade Pasta Day

So, I found out that there's a Williams Sonoma 5 minutes from my house.....this is a bad thing.

Anyway, after a long excursion, I finally found a pasta machine. Today is my first attempt at some homemade pasta. I'm not sure of what shapes I'll do yet, but I have the ingredients for the sauces.

The first will be a mushroom and sage sauce, then a basic tomato basil and third will be a sun dried tomato and artichoke butter sauce.

All set......BRB


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Old 01-05-2008, 12:09 PM   #2
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I love my pasta machine, but it's not as pretty as yours!

There is nothing that compares to fresh pasta, as far as I am concerned. I'm not sure if you've read up on making pasta, so bear with me on a couple of tips:

1. If the dough is too hard to work, add a little oil. It will soften the dough, as well as make the final product more tender.
2. Run it through at the thickest setting several times until you get a satiny sheen. You can then run it through once at each subsequent thinner setting.
3. Run the pasta through in smallish quantities. It will stretch out like you would not believe once you get to the thin settings.
4. Let the pasta dough rest for about half an hour, it makes for a better consistency. Use plastic wrap to prevent moisture loss.
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Old 01-05-2008, 12:50 PM   #3
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I love the color of your walls. And your pasta machine is nice too!
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Old 01-05-2008, 12:56 PM   #4
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I love the color of your walls. And your pasta machine is nice too!
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Almost time to try and work this contraption. I did an all pourpose flour dough and a semolina dough.
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Old 01-05-2008, 01:24 PM   #5
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Not too bad.....



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Old 01-05-2008, 01:49 PM   #6
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Time for the sauce (in more ways than one)...



I took a flight out of Napa Valley and picked this up. 92 Rating.

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Old 01-05-2008, 02:07 PM   #7
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Bon Appetite

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Old 01-05-2008, 02:10 PM   #8
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So when is the restaurant open for business? Table for 6, please.........Yum looks great JK......congratulations.........
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Old 01-05-2008, 02:18 PM   #9
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Thanks expat.....this just may be the end to boxed dried pasta.

I can seat 6....come on over.
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Old 01-05-2008, 02:38 PM   #10
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Pasta makin' fool......

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