How awesome sounding is homemade pasta? Well, I made some. It wasn’t hard at all and I didn’t need one of those pasta machines. I used an old school rolling pin. First time making a ragu too.

The store bought pasta had more of a crisp bite to it, exactly how you expect al dente to be. The homemade pasta still had an al dente texture to it but it was softer, thicker (maybe due to my poor rolling pin skills) and had a spongy quality to it. The biggest difference was that the homemade pasta soaked up all the flavors of the sauce and it felt more cohesive.

Conclusion: The homemade pasta was so much better than the store bought pasta… but I don’t know if it’s because of all the time I put into it.

store bought

Homemade Pappardelle