Noodles with Doodles: An Experiment

Today I bring to you a little experiment I did with the Pasta Maker my brothers Andrew and Stephen got me for Christmas (thank you brothers)!  A long time ago I saw this post Noodles with Doodles from Cafe Liz and knew it would be the first thing I did if I ever got a pasta maker.  My noodles here would probably more appropriately be called stripey camo noodles, but it’s the same idea.  Let me show you how I did it.

Make two batches of pasta, one regular (I did my 1-2-3 fresh pasta), and one beet version.  Roll them out as usual, then cut one of them into noodles and lay them all on top of the other kind, like this:

Start rolling the pasta sheet and noodles out together, until eventually they become one pasta sheet, like this:

You can then cut that into noodles and cook them however you like.  However, the reason I’m posting this as an un-wordless-wednesday is because I found the color cooked out a bit when I boiled them.  This might work better with something like squid ink pasta or green pasta, but have fun experimenting!

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  • avatar anne February 15, 2012, 9:56 am

    The prettiest pasta I’ve ever seen hahaha I I wonder what yummy sauce you’re going to make ;)

    • avatar Joanne Ozug February 15, 2012, 11:57 am

      I just did some simple olive oil and herbs to let the fresh pasta shine, it was so good!

  • avatar Mallory @ total noms February 15, 2012, 10:00 am

    HAHA totally thought you were rolling out bacon into pasta in the first picture! Looks like fun!!

    • avatar Joanne Ozug February 15, 2012, 11:57 am

      LOL! Bacon pasta…not a bad idea =)

  • avatar Bam's Kitchen February 15, 2012, 6:30 pm

    I also thought you were rolling bacon into your pasta. Actually that sounds quite yummy. Bacon is one of the main food groups, right? Beautiful pasta! BAM

  • avatar Pure Complex February 15, 2012, 6:50 pm

    Just look at those wonderful noodles. I always wanted to make my own pasta.. since I love it so much. But it somewhat intimidates me. I am just going to give it a try and keep trying till I prefect it :)

  • avatar Steve @ the black peppercorn February 16, 2012, 8:11 am

    I so love homemade pasta! I have been wanting to get my pasta maker out of the cupboard and make some. This is so colourful!

  • avatar Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts February 16, 2012, 11:37 am

    How fun is this! Too bad the color boiled out :(

  • avatar Greg February 16, 2012, 12:11 pm

    That is too cool. I feel so dumb though. I forgot you went to self-hosting, so I haven’t stopped by in awhile. I’ll be better at checking you on Facebook. I’m terrible about looking at my e-mail.

  • avatar Ann February 16, 2012, 7:54 pm

    Looks terrific! I can see why you’d want something more vibrant – but it’s fun to experiment (BTW – blog is looking FAB)

  • avatar Martyna@WholesomeCook February 17, 2012, 4:36 am

    How cute!!! Lasagna would look very pretty and fun like this too!

  • avatar Platanos, Mangoes and Me! February 17, 2012, 8:07 am

    Tell your brothers I want one too…what fun and so beautiful.

  • avatar Magic of Spice February 18, 2012, 11:50 pm

    The look so fun! I love my pasta machine and need to drag it out :)
    Hope you are having a great weekend!

  • avatar Liz June 25, 2012, 9:53 am

    Looks lovely! Aren’t they fun to make?


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