- Find a machine to make the pasta. This was easier said than done, but after some research and user reviews I settled on the Italian Imperia model purchased at Williams-Sonoma.
Check out how beautiful this little machine is - sleek, bright and modern. I have to admit that one of the reasons I picked it was because it was red.
2. Find a pasta recipe. Luckily the Williams-Sonoma website has a video of Jessica, their culinary expert, who gives you the recipe and shows you how to make the pasta using the Imperia machine.
The addition of #3 & #4 didn't happen until my first batch of pasta failed and stuck together. After consulting with my friend Chef Jeff Maiani at Bistro 310 I had to add more to my list. He said the pasta was probably too wet!
3. Semolina. I couldn't locate this at my local Kroger, so I purchased a boatload from amazon.com. You can make a firmer pasta by just using semolina, but this time I used it to sprinkle on the pasta as it was drying to keep it from sticking.
4. And last but not least is the drying rack. Now that I have had a bit of success I don't really think the rack is necessary, but I like the way it looks and for $12.95 at amazon.com why not?
- 2-1/4 cups flour
- 3 eggs
1. Place flour on countertop and make a well in the middle of it. Add three eggs to the well.