I have wanted to make pasta for a long time and never have. A few years ago John gave me the roller attachment for my KitchenAid mixer and I still haven't used it, that is until today. In Martha's new cookbook, Martha Stewart's Cooking School, there is a section on pasta and how to make it from scratch with lots of great step by step pictures.
My Wilton fondant mat came in handy to make the well for the eggs before mixing in the flour
I didn't get a lot of pictures since I needed both hands most of the time, but once you mix the egg and flour together you knead the dough for 10 minutes and then wrap tightly in plastic wrap and then it sits for 1 1/2 hours. Then it is time to cut it into 6 pieces and then start feeding it into the machine, that was the fun part.
The dough was so soft and lovely to work with and the KitchenAid attachment made it a breeze. I made Pappardelle which is a wider pasta, about half the size of a lasagna noodle.
In the cookbook there is also a recipe for Bolognese Sauce, that takes about four hours to make so this is not a weeknight meal. Once the noodles were cooked, which took about 1 minute, they were so light and delicious and then topped with the Bolognese sauce... it's a good thing!