A First Timer’s Pasta Night

Some pretty exciting things have happened to those closest to me, so I wanted to celebrate by using our brand-new hand crank pasta maker. Embarrassingly enough, this was my first time making pasta, and after one egg-yolk eggsplosion (apparently when you make a well in the flour, it’s got to go deep), it was actually relatively smooth sailing. As per the Frankie’s Spuntino book, I kneaded the dough for 8 minutes straight (whew!), then let it rest before rolling it out.

pasta maker

We cranked and cranked, and produced some pretty decent (albeit very thin) noodles.

noodles

After some time unfurling the noodles, I whipped them up with a favorite River Caférecipe of peas, prosciutto and lots of butter and Parmesan.

peas

Now, to resist the urge for homemade pasta every weeknight.

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