I've was contemplating on whether I should buy a pasta maker or not recently. It looked easy enough to prepare the pasta, but would I make use of it? Would it just be a fad I was going through? Before I got the chance to buy one, my wonderful aunt comes over one night (at 10pm) excited to give me this pasta maker she won in a raffle! When she saw that the pasta maker was one of the prizes she bought 200 raffle tickets to try and win it for me. I asked her how much is 200 raffle tickets worth....she said $20.....I think she is lying. Either way, I'm very thankful and eager to try it out. Mind you I think my husband was more excited about it because he started on the pasta the very next day while I was out shopping for pasta sauce ingredients. I came back to a cursing, flour covered husband about to throw the machine out. He's since fixed the fault but it took quite a while to make approx 500g of pasta, I think it took us around an hour....when you compare it to the guys on Masterchef who say they can make it in 7mins!
500g plain flour
Now that the machine is fixed and works properly I'll be happy to make more of my own pasta. I'll still keep some pre-bought dried ones in the pantry but making your own is great as long as you have it fresh.
We made a pasta Bianco for our first batch of home made pasta. Up next.