There truly is nothing like handmade pasta dough. My husband and I made our own for the first time a couple years ago after seeing it done on a cooking show. We had no idea what we were doing and while it turned out okay, it wasn’t good enough to make us start doing it all the time. When my parents got me Martha Stewarts Cooking School for Christmas (find it HERE) and I got to the pastas section, I decided to give it another go. That was back in January and we have been making our own pasta ever since. The cool part about it is that there’s just 3 ingredients (eggs, salt & flour) and you can use the dough to make so many different things with the sheets. You can leave them whole for lasagnas or rolls, layer them on top of one another to make your own ravioli, or cut it into strips thick or thin as you want to make everything from pappardelli to spaghetti! You don’t need specialty flour (which is what I had always heard), need those fancy pasta rollers (we use a clay conditioning machine we got for 15$) or high tech pasta hanging racks (we use plain old hangers on our cabinet knobs)… you just need an open mind and you too will soon be making your own pastas. It tastes so might lighter and delicate than store-bought and the possibilities with it are truly endless. Mix and match any cut of pasta with any sauce or seasonal vegetables and you can make dishes to cater to literally anyone! On a side note, I’m offering free shipping on all the headpieces & headbands in my Etsy shop (find it HERE) until 4/1 so be sure to check that out! Click here to get the recipe and see how it’s made!
March 20, 2013 By makingitwithdanielle in Pasta, Recipes, Vegetarian Tags: eggs, flour, handmade pasta, handmade pasta dough, homemade pasta, homemade pasta dough, how to make your own pasta, how to make your own pasta dough, lasagna, martha stewart's cooking school, martha stewart's cooking school handmade pasta, no fuss way to make your own pasta, pappardelle, pasta, pasta dough, ravioli, simple way to make your own pasta, spaghetti