Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Fresh Pasta

Today is my 33rd birthday. My gift was the pasta roller/cutter attachment for my KitchenAid mixer that I have been eyeing for quite a while (next purchase: ice cream maker). Booya! I have really missed fresh pasta since it always contains eggs. I veganized the recipe that came with the roller and the results were pretty good. As you can see, the dough held up very well--even with the thin spaghetti. The cooked final product was a tad mushy, I thought, so I want to play with it before I post it. I also see that Bryanna has a pasta recipe so I should probably try that.

24 comments:

Angi@ said...

First, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!
Secondly, congrats on your pasta maker! I have a KA, too, and can't wait to buy one. I just bought the slicer/shredder attachment this weekend and have used it a few times already. I have owned the icecream boot, oh for maybe 1.5 years and just LOVE IT! I made the Veganomicon Vanilla icecream in it and it was AMAZING! It whipped up/firmed up like a dream!

I love your blog and read it daily! Thanks so much for sharing your trials and triumphs with your food!

trina said...

Hey Happy Birthday! I got a pasta maker for mine last year, and I can attest to the success of Bryanna's recipe. I love her.

John Plummer said...

The Bryanna recipe is the way! I have limited fresh pasta experience, but her recipe was a total success.

Dan said...

ooo... please share the vegan fresh pasta recipe if you are able... that sounds fantastic...

~Dan
http://jazzsick.wordpress.com/

Cherie said...

That looks awesome! And happy birthday! :) The recipe I have used just calls for flour, oil, water, and salt.

wingraclaire said...

Happy birthday and have fun with your new toy!

Cravin' Veggies said...

Oh boy, am I jealous!! I have the pasta extruder attachment which is more trouble than it's worth.

BTW... Happy Birthday!

carrie said...

I have the Kitchen Aid attacment and I love it. I've used the recipe that comes with the attachment, and subbed ground flax seeds for the eggs. I had plans to use some Ener-G Egg Replacer for some pasta tomorrow......I'll see how it goes.

I've used my attacment a few times and once I got perfect pasta, once it was mushy.......Honestly I think it has a lot to do with how long you cook it.

longtime reader said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for sharing your cooking talent with us; my friends and I love your recipes. Cheers!

Arielle Silver said...

Have I mentioned that you rock??! Not to you, of course we don't know each other, but I have to everyone in LA, anyone who even blinks vegan. You have inspired me day after day. On this one, however, I am happy to say, you are 1 day behind.

Last night I made lasagna with fresh noodles inspired by Millennium Restaurant's cookbook, The Artful Vegan. I don't even have a pasta roller, so I just did it by hand, and it was fantastic. Why did I ever buy hard-as-nails pasta before?

And then, while the lasagna was in the oven, I made ice cream, from Post Punk Kitchen's recipe, using the homemade soy milk I had on hand from last week and some Newman O's. Delicious! (I did have the KitchenAide attachment for that.)

Anyway, wanted to say, Happy Birthday. And thanks for the recipes.

Vegan Dad said...

arielle,
Just checked out your website. You literally rock!

Eesh said...

Happy Birthday Vegan Dad! The pasta looks lovely. I can't wait for the recipe. I wish I had a Kichenaid mixer so that I could buy a pasta attachment for it. That's alot of expensive buying I realize. haha

Veg-a-Nut said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND WHAT A COOL PRESENT! I HAVE NEVER MADE PASTA, BUT SHOULD GET THE ATTACHMENT TO MY KITCHEN AID AND GIVE IT A TRY!

Sharon R said...

Happy belated Birthday!
Fresh usually beats packaged & your fresh pasta looks really yummy. And you can't go too wrong with portobellas..

Binx said...

If the recipe you used originally called for eggs and you make it vegan, the cooking time needs to be decreased drastically. I've found it cooks best in only about a minute or so. Even 3 minutes overcooks it! (Hence the mushiness). Trial and error is the only way to do it!

Katy said...

Happy Birthday!

That pasta looks awesome!

zerbert said...

Oh yeah, you -definitely- need to get the icecream maker attachment! I have an icecream maker and I absolutely love it. Nothing like fresh icecream. I'm not 100% vegan, but I wouldn't touch regular icecream with a ten foot pole after making my own vegan icecream

veg.in.the.fog said...

Happy birthday! Ready? 1... 2... 3... HBDTY! HBDTY! HBDD..VD! HBDTY! AMM!

Ricki said...

I'm a bit behind the curve (just catching up on blog reading) but I'll join the chorus with a "Happy Birthday!" Thirty-three? A mere babe!! (And a prodigy-babe, I'd say, given this amazing website. . . ). Congrats and here's to many more years (and years of blogging). :)

Vegan Dad said...

ricki,
I have never been called a babe before. I rather like it. :)

Happy Herbivore! said...

Happy Birthday Seitan King!

Maggie said...

Happy (late) birthday!!!

Your pasta looks great -- it doesn't look mushy at all.

I just received a pasta maker, and I have yet to try it. I'll have to google Bryanna's recipe.

springsandwells said...

Do you have Voluptuous Vegan? It's a great cookbook, and she has a couple of delicious vegan pasta recipes in there. They're both associated with ravioli recipes, but you could just as easily make the pasta on its own. I've done it both ways (raviolis and plain pasta), always with great results... and I don't even have a fancy pancy pasta machine!
Happy birthday!
:)

Erin said...

Happy Belated Birthday! A pasta maker sounds like a very fun toy.