We eat a lot of pasta in our house. Mostly because it is so quick and easy. In the time you can boil up a pan of water you can whip up a quick sauce and hey presto, a healthy nutritous meal in half an hour. So when Ben bought me a pasta machine for my birthday my first thoughts were more along the lines of "I wonder if I can use that for printing" rather than "Oh good, now I can make my own pasta."
But it seemed only polite to give a try for its intended purpose. The dough was surprisingly easy to make... just flour and eggs.
Rolling it out was actually fun... (maybe I should get out more)
And I got quite excited when it cut me strips of tagliatelle!
Admittedly this whole process took about an hour so not something to be done when you need a meal in a hurry... but the resulting pasta was superb. Much lighter than any shop bought stuff with a lovely flavour of eggs (from our own hens)
Tagliatelle with a spicy aubergine, tomato and olive sauce.
We had pasta again this evening... but after a day of Open Studios I opted for the quick version!