It’s no secret that I am a HUGE fan of KitchenAid Canada, our entire kitchen seems to have a KitchenAid product at every turn and hey, I’m not ashamed. Last year when I attended the KitchenAid Canada Attachment event with Chef Lynn Crawford we had the pleasure of cooking along side this amazing Chef and glean some tips and tricks.
The one attachment which I was most interested in was the Pasta Roller & Cutter Attachment Set. I’ve always been intimidated to attempt homemade pasta but after seeing Chef Lynn use the attachments I realized how easy it actually is.
The recipe for pasta I’m showing here is adapted slightly from the recipe which is included in the Pasta Roller & Cutter Attachment set handbook. I found that I need more water than is called for, I reflect within the recipe below.
Homemade Pasta with KitchenAid
- 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
- extra flour for dusting
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 large eggs, beaten
- 2 Tablespoons water
Attach the flat beater to the stand mixer and place the flour, salt, eggs and water (begin with 1/2 tablespoon and increase as needed) into the mixing bowl. Turn mixer to speed 2 and mix until they are well combined.
Remove flat beater and attach the dough hook, knead for 3-4 minutes, or until dough indents when you touch it. Cover dough with saran wrap and let it rest for approximately 20 minutes.
Dust your hands with flour and knead the dough for a few minutes. Cut the dough into 4 pieces and mold each into flat rectangle shapes and dust with flour. Take one piece and cover the others with a tea towel while you work with the first to keep them moist.
Attach the pasta roller to your stand mixer, set the roller to #1 and turn on your mixer to speed #2 and run the pasta through the roller.
When it has rolled through, fold the strip in half and feed through again. Pat the dough in flour, change the roller attachment setting to #2 and repeat. Do this process at settings #3 and #4, passing through twice for each setting.
Once you’re at the desired thickness, dust in flour, fold the pasta up gently and cover with a tea towel while you repeat the process for the remaining 3 pieces of dough.
Once you’ve rolled out all of the pasta, cover it again and remove the roller attachment and attach the fettuccine attachment.
Set the mixer speed to #2 and begin feeding the pasta into the attachment. As it comes through, wrap it around your hand to create “nests” if using immediately or hang over a clothes hanger to dry.
Your gorgeous pasta can be used immediately or allowed to dry before freezing.
It really is that easy, you can search out recipes for pasta and find one you fall in love with and allow the KitchenAid pasta and roller set to do the heavy work.
Next up for me is to infuse spinach into some by placing it upon each strip before I fold in half then passing it through the roller. Today we enjoyed a gorgeous Garlic Bacon Carbonara which showed off the freshness of the homemade pasta perfectly!
Don’t worry I’ll be sharing this recipe tomorrow, make sure to come back for it.
WIN a Pasta Roller & Cutter Attachment Set
To say I’m excited is the understatement of the year! My friends at KitchenAid Canada have given me a FANTASTIC opportunity to giveaway a Pasta Roller & Cutter Attachment Set to one very lucky Canadian reader!
This 3 piece attachment set is all metal and contains 2 pasta cutting tools, and an adjustable roller that kneads the dough. the cutters have 9 thickness settings which are perfect for making fettuccine, linguini, spaghetti and more. The set includes cleaning brush, pasta sheet roller, fettuccine cutter and spaghetti/linguini cutter and is valued at $229!
To enter simply login to the Giveaway Tools form below and follow the steps to enter. This giveaway will end on May 9th and the winner will have 48 hours to respond.
Disclosure: I was provided the Pasta Roller & Cutter Attachment Set to review but all opinions are my own.