Now isn’t this the most scrumptious skillet of homemade pasta you’ve ever seen? Well, it was to us! My first attempt at homemade pasta – I believe I would consider a success! Nothing like the pasta from those who have done this for years, but for a first try I was pleased! I used John’s recipe at from the Bartolini kitchens. It was so easy! Ritchey bought a pasta attachment for my KitchenAid mixer – it was a birthday present a year and a half ago! Daunting is not even the word to use when I thought about making pasta! But after last night’s homemade pizza I thought why not give it a try?
The dough came together beautifully – making it in the food processor was so easy! The hardest part was kneading for 5 minutes!
The first time I put the dough through the rollers I danced! I thought it was the best thing since sliced bread! You’ll have to forgive me, but I do get excited about the simplest things! Ritchey was snapping pictures and I was making pasta!
Look at these beautiful thin pieces of pasta!
Then it was time to turn those beautiful pieces of pasta into spaghetti! What can I say? It was so much fun!
Now, what sauce or dressing for the lovely spaghetti? I turned to another of John’s recipes – a simple but lovely Spaghetti Aglio e Olio – spaghetti with garlic and oil – with a touch of red pepper flakes, topped with a bit of parsley and pecorino romano cheese.
With the spaghetti boiling away in a large pot it wasn’t long before we sat down to a lovely bowl of fresh spaghetti and a good chianti. Thank you, John! I raise my glass to you! Salute!