.. and I emerge victorious!!

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!




About The Confluent Kitchen

I am food obsessed. I love trying new recipes, putzing in the kitchen, making my own cheese and other random kitchen tom-foolery. Follow my exploits.. the good, the bad, and the burnt.
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15 Responses to .. and I emerge victorious!!

  1. Congrats! Looks like your pasta was a definite success 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

    • It was a ridiculously exciting moment for me. Typically I strive for ‘better than store bought’ but for some reason the consistency of the pasta was always an issue.. but this time they were fabulous! Thanks! *happydance*

  2. Beautiful silky noodles and that sauce looks like it packs a punch too!

  3. they look fabulous! There’s nothing like spending all the time and effort making noodles and having them not turn out perfect! *happy dance for your noodles*

    • Thanks!! I was prancing around my living room when I drained them after cooking and saw how awesome they were. I was a little iffy about spending the money on the chittara but seriously.. best 40 bucks I ever spent!!!

  4. they look great! is it just some kind of tray with ridges that cut the noodle shape??

  5. Love that pasta maker ! I’ve never seen anything like it before!

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