Why didn’t y’all make me buy that Kitchen Aid attachment sooner? I can’t believe how easy it was. I could use my left hand under the attachment to “catch” the sheets or the cut pasta and I could feed it through and kinda keep it straight with my right hand.
I was talking with C.J. earlier in the day and you know that always results in trouble! 🙂 Not so much today. She was telling me that she’s been making pasta using half emmer.
It was funny because I didn’t think I had any emmer and have been waiting for Azure Standard to get it back in stock. Just this morning I unpacked a box that had an unopened 5 pound bag of emmer. I brought it upstairs and was going to pour it into half gallon jars today and then I ended up using some of it for the pasta dough.
I was going to make a 3 egg batch but the eggs were kinda small and the flour/olive oil amounts depend on the weight of the eggs so I added a fourth egg.
I still can’t get over how easy it was to make the pasta with that attachment.
Here it is all cooked and ready to be served.
The pasta was cut but I hadn’t cooked it yet and I still wasn’t sure what I was going to do for the rest of the meal. I knew I wanted a cream sauce and I wanted to use leftover roasted chicken.
This is what cajun sausage looks like! I had those two pieces in the fridge so I browned those, added onions, garlic, some yellow squash and zucchini from the garden.
I added a bit of flour to brown, then the leftover roasted chicken, as well as the pan drippings I had saved from when I roasted the chicken, then poured in cream, added seasonings, parmesan cheese and fresh basil from the garden.
It was delicious and Vince seemed very happy with it.
Here’s the pasta attachment after I finished using it. Not a crumb of residue from the pasta dough. You’re not supposed to wet it, just brush the crumbs out. I took it off the mixer, looked underneath it and through it and there just weren’t any crumbs so I considered it clean enough and put it all away. Can’t beat that!