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Friday, April 16, 2010

Homemade Balsamic Vinegar Pasta


recently i inherited a pasta maker from a food group i'm a part of in baltimore. it's not your typical maker that attaches to your kitchen aid mixer. it actually mixes the dough for you. so the night i brought it home i made pasta but i was so ... unsure about the whole putting flour in and having this machine mix it for me that i made the pasta on my own. the maker is still in its box. i'm working myself up to taking it out... eventually.


inspired by kitchen-22's homemade pasta, i used her method but the kitchenette's balsamic pasta recipe, with very minor changes. the only liquid used was the balsamic vinegar, exclusively. i think i may ended up with about 12 Tbl of it. i wanted a deep red color, what Chef Simon ended up with during his Iron Chef battle. imma have to hunt down a better balsamic vinegar brand.

verdict: well. i boiled the noodles in salted water and just tossed it in some olive oil & garlic & chopped onions. very simple. i couldn't taste the vinegar but nuria could. i'll give it a try again, make ravioli or something.

currently listening to: Sugarland, Fall into me

have you ever heard Jennifer Nettles' voice? she is amazing. i mean, you feel what she's crooning, whether it's excitement, happiness, or sadness.