So, apparently there were two key elements missing from my previous pasta making attempts.. beer.. and ample time for the dough to dry. While my sauce bubbled away on the stove, I put together my dough. Semolina flour, eggs, water, and a smidgeon of olive oil. I mix, I knead.. I let it sit for a while to dry out because I (invariably) add too much water.
I get to give my new toy (chittara) a try, and I must say.. the noodles were looking better this time.
… fast forward a long freaking time…
Those may look like storebought noodles to the untrained eye.. but it turns out that the chittara is the best purchase I’ve ever made. The noodles were thin like normal, store bought.. not overly gummy like my previous attempts.
Dinner was awesome!