fleischhauer pasta factory

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Here's a little back story: Mike gave me my Kitchen Aid Mixers two Christmas' ago, I love it. It's green (my favorite color), and I call it green bean. Not really, it's more like a joke. But it always brings a smile to our faces when I say it. Well, this year for Christmas, My parents gave me my first accessory for the mixer, a pasta maker! Last night, we finally "broke" it in. It was definitely a learning experience, the pasta came out well, but we had a couple trial runs with the cutter. It just wasn't cutting the pasta all the way and we were pulling them apart, individually. Mike was a lot of help; he wasn't originally supposed to help, just take pictures. For some reason, he is the only person that can calm me down when I'm frustrated. Anyway, here are some pictures of our adventure last night.

Rolling out the dough

Since Mike was such a big help, I let him roll the last one. :) I tend to take over in the kitchen.


These are the little "nests" of pasta. We only ate 5 nests, with leftovers. We froze the rest, we should get atleast 2 more dinners out of them. YUM!

Making my "nests".

The finished product!

This was just an egg noodle recipe. I'm really looking forward to trying a semolina pasta recipe. I hope I'll beable to find this specialty flour in Hannibal.


Sarah said...

That looks really yummy! I bet they will be delish in your homemade chicken and noodles...mmmm!

Kristi said...

That's what I told Mike.:) I think I'm actually going to use them in the chicken and noodles. He asked for it after we started talking about it, so I'm sure I'll make it soon.

LauraSuz said...

That looks like FUN!

So the nests, is that for an easy way to store them or do certain recipes call for nests?

Kristi said...

They are just a easy way to store them. I didn't weigh them or anything.

Cass in NYC said...

super cool. now i want a kitchen aid mixer!!!!

Kristi said...

I LOVE my kitchen aid! Don't know what I would do without it. :)

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