Thursday, May 17, 2012

A Cooking Adventure!

Hello Lovies:

Tuesday night I had the opportunity to attend a class at Create a Cook in Newton.  It was an event sponsored by one of my vendor partners so not only did I get to spend time with some awesome people, I also got to do one of my favorite things - cook!

It was an Italian feast and I immediately eyed the pasta station as I had never made pasta before.  I have to tell you, it was SO easy!  I will post the actual recipe when I get it, but essentially you aerate flower in a food processor, add eggs and let it rip 'til it forms into a ball of dough.  Knead it out a little, wrap and plastic and let sit for about 15 minutes, quarter the ball and crank each piece through this puppy quite a few times.  

Once thin enough run it through the top part to slice the noodles.  Two keys are LOTS of flour to keep them from sticking and cooking for to al dente for a very short time otherwise 30 seconds too long overcooks them into a gluten-ey mess! 

Some pics of ML and me makin' the magic happen:

Excuse the red faces, it was SO hot in that kitchen!
The finished product! 

Full disclaimer: ML is NOT a cook.  I am the only one who has ever used her gorgeous kitchen so this was huge for her, SO proud! 



CDeVito said...

I have no words other than "jealous". We've made homemade pasta before and it did NOT look like that. Not even close. I love me some Italian food!

Amy said...

I love making pasta- and am always telling people it isn't as hard as they think! Looks like a blast.