I realize blogging about making things should extend beyond crafting. I may as well combine my fetish with taking blurry photos with my cooking and blogging habits. Last year I'd gotten the bug to learn to make pasta for after reading about it at the kitchn. My in-laws were awesome enough to give me the atlas pasta machine I'd had on my amazon wishlist for Christmas, so I got to work. I've made it a half a dozen times so far, although I sure don't mix it by hand. It IS easy, and I don't really see how you could go wrong. In 30 minutes you can have pasta for four ready to cook, and 20 minutes of that is letting the dough rest.
|pasta to be|
|3 of 4 pasta balls ready to roll|
|herb butter with truffle oil|
After 20 minutes I rolled the pasta out then cut it into linguine with the atlas machine. Fresh pasta only takes about 2 minutes to cook, which is something I love about it. I cooked half for our dinner and covered and refrigerated the rest, making sure it was well floured so it wont stick together. It's best eaten within two days, and it's smart to check it each day to make sure moisture isn't condensing and making it stick together.