Ok so I am losing track of the days in this lockdown of the Corona era. They say it is Day 16 of 21, so let’s go with that.
As I mentioned on the previous post, I had teamed up last year (or some year) with the Kitchen Aid brand to use their Stand mixer to create recipes. The stand mixer is quite an amazing appliance and it does make life much easier especially when you want to knead dough for breads or make large quantities of batter for cakes and dough for cookies. Apart from the main mixer, they also have several attachments that one can buy, to perform a variety of tasks.
One such attachment is the Kitchen Aid pasta maker. Having always been fascinated by it, I was really glad to receive this too along with the mixer. Of course I had several great plans for it, which of course I relegated to the back burner ever since I took to serious travel blogging. But in that initial little window of time, I did do justice to it and apart from making pasta right from scratch, I also used it to make crackers. The rest of the great plans will now probably see light of day during this lockdown. Think momos and samosas and high hopes 😀
While hand rolling is also a possibility for those without the equipment, the pasta maker does help in producing sheets of even thickness, which certainly makes the task easier and also in turn results in evenly baked crackers, something that I have always aspired for.
Anyway, if you are using the appliance, then it will produce the dough, the pasta roller will roll it out … and what do you have to do? You have to just have fun cutting out the shapes you want. That simple.
And if you do not have the machine, just go for it with your hands. You also need to use them for purposes other than washing multiple times 😀