Fun with small appliances
So it turns out that the combination of a masticating juicer
and a pasta extruder
is kind of the best thing ever. (Though, whee, looking at the new prices on those, I'm glad I bought mine secondhand!)
I suggested to Morgan that she could help make pasta for dinner, and she demanded pink pasta. So, I peeled and loosely chopped a third of a beet and ran it through the juicer, and then helped her measure out two scoops of flour into the pasta-maker, and then turned it on and poured the beet juice and water in the top. She was fascinated watching it mix, and when it started extruding, although she didn't want to cut off the noodles herself, she told me when the noodles were long enough to cut.
And then we had sort of shockingly-pink very-slightly-beet-flavored pasta. It was a little less shockingly so once it was cooked, but still quite distinctly and pleasantly pink.
(I'm still pondering what's the best flour to use, though. This is clearly a case where the flavor of the flour comes through strongly, and differences will matter.)Crossposted from Dreamwidth (original here), with comments. Comment here or there; comments here will eventually be duplicated to there. Current Mood: happy