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Spaghetti From Scratch

I found this recipe on instructables.com for homemade spaghetti. It only needed four ingredients all of which I had on hand.

Flour, eggs, olive oil and a bit of water, that's all I needed to make real fresh pasta. I decided I would do it mainly so I would get to try out my GD#1's pasta maker. She has been staying with me for a month now and will be here until the end of the school year probably.

Back to the subject. I always thought making homemade pasta would be labour intensive, turns out not so much. Mind you I did use a silicone mat so I would have a clean and cleanable surface to work on.

I found it so interesting that I forgot to take pictures until I had my dough made. It really is simple though as long as you make the well in the flour deep enough it can hold your eggs. I didn't do that and ended up rushing the blending part a bit to keep them from running away.

The hardest part for me was the kneading, 1) Because I was not sure I remember how; 2) My arms are not as strong as the used to be; 3) two minutes is a long time

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Tasted OK though I'm still getting used to eating pasta al la dente, I usually cook mine soft almost mushy. Al la dente is somewhere between raw and firm not soft apparently.

It really is easy to make rather you have a machine or not and the instructions I used detailed both how to do it with the machine and how to do it by hand. Bon appetit!

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