Sunday, February 19, 2012

BBL 2011-2012 | Make Pasta From Scratch


Why did I include this on my Bucket List?

I included this because I enjoy cooking, and Italian is my favorite food. So, it made sense for me to try my hand at making some homemade pasta.

Was the experience what I had hoped it would be?

Umm. Let's just say it didn't turn out quite as I had expected!

The details...

I found a recipe online for homemade cheese ravioli, and another recipe for pasta sauce made from scratch.  So after buying the ingredients, I set out to make myself some pasta.  I really had no idea what to expect, since I'd never tried to make pasta from scratch, nor had I ever seen anyone else make it.

I have to admit that it was harder than I expected, and I struggled to get the dough rolled out properly.  It kept tearing, and I couldn't get it thin enough no matter what I did!  As a result, the ravioli was way too thick, and ended up a bit too hard after it was cooked.  I ended up eating only the middle out of each ravioli where it was a bit thinner.  It wasn't awful, but it wasn't great either. The homemade sauce, on the other hand, was amazing, and I can definitely see myself making the recipe again to use with store bought pasta.

Here are a few random photos that Kevin took of me while I was working on the pasta and sauce:

Ta Da...

Do you want to see my entire 2011-2012 Bucket List? You can find it here.

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1 comment:

  1. Sorry your pasta didn't turn out quite the way you wanted it to. That's what usually happens to me when I cook. (Only I don't always follow directions like I should or I'll substitute ingredients when I shouldn't. I'm sure you didn't do that though!)

    I'm glad the meal overall was still good!