Back in the 80’s Tricia thought it would be fun to make fresh pasta together, so she gifted me a lovely little machine that was easy to use and made great pasta. Thirty years is a long time and the only other time I used this machine was for a special Italian cookie made with chickpea flour.
After 2 trips to the basement on my handy- dandy chairlift, I finally found it hidden behind a lot of stuff that I definitely will be going thru very soon. I see a “garage sale” in my future.
Lately, I am making “do” with the ingredients that I have around, so I improvised as usual. In other words, I used All Purpose Flour, and substituted dry herbs instead of fresh. The results were pretty good.
Regarding the preparation of the dough, make sure the so called ” well” that you make is high enough to hold the added eggs or you are going to have mess. This is a technique that I will have to perfect, because it took a lot to keep this together.
I used tiny capers, heated in olive oil, and added some crushed red pepper flakes and grated cheese. Absolutely delicious.
Now that I have come across this little kitchen gadget, I definitely do want to try it again using the other attachments. I promised Tricia that we would have a pasta making night very soon, and I know it’s gonna be fun. What’s not to like.