I needed a bit of a break after my first test of the Philips Pasta Maker. When I was ready to return to product testing I decided to use the penne pasta cutting attachment.
This time I decided to make the egg pasta and also only use their measuring tools. Once again I made 1-2 servings of pasta but this time with one cups of flour and 1 egg with enough water to make 95 mL.
I put in the flour, put on the top and turned on the machine selecting 1-2 servings.
I whisked the egg and water together and carefully, slowly streamed it into the machine, making sure all of it went in.
It still looked dry but this time I left it and started working on getting the rest of the meal prepped. I had to eat something with it but this time, no other distractions!
The next thing I knew I turned to look and OMG, my machine turned into Cthulu!!! I actually screamed, I am embarrassed to admit. I quickly got the cutting tool and cut off the noodles. I also cut them in half, they were way too long.
When the the machine came to a stop, this is what I had and there was very little dough left in the machine. Impressive!
Much closer to a success but as you can see, it’s pretty dry. Still, edible this time!
I have never cooked fresh penne pasta before so I was a little unsure of the cooking time. Usually when fresh noodles rise to the top they are done but perhaps because they were dry, they needed additional cooking time.
Wow, I could not believe it, fresh penne pasta!!! And for only pennies! (Not including the cost of the machine but you know what I mean.)
I fried up some spicy chicken sausage and added goat cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and drizzled with a balsamic glaze.
Wow, totally has that “artisanal” look, doesn’t it? It was very chewy but once again, that could have been because of the cooking time. I do think the dough was too dry but still, not perfect fresh pasta goes a long, long way.
I am so relieved to have a successful test with this machine! Its potential is endless and I now have the confidence to try something even more daring next time. Dumpling dough perhaps? Tomato pasta? Soba noodles? The possibilities go on and on. Super exciting! More to come…