Thank you so much for your comments on my last post. It was very generous of you to help me out and give me the confidence to try out the pasta maker. (I ignored DH who kept butting in saying - why don't you try it this way or why don't you try doing it that way! He was banished from the room.
Do I have a pasta maker?
Yes I do have one and it's going to stay for a while longer.
Do I use it regularly or just when I have time?
I aim to 'have further goes' now that I've got the hang of it but I'll definitely need time. (Or someone to make the pasta sauce while I make the pasta.)
Do I need special flour?
After reading the comments from Dreamer and Donna, I used the plain flour I had in the cupboard which worked well.
Will I trap my fingers?
No but I did need 3 hands - one to turn the handle, one to feed the dough through and one to catch the pasta at the other end!
Is it a lot of mess?
Yes but it's definitely an adventure and as one YouTube person said it allows grown-ups to play play doh!
PS Welcome to my new follower. I hope you can 'follow' all my ramblings! Have you seen the Virtual Tea Party invite?
PPS The pasta was wonderful and light and even DH had nothing but compliments on the taste. I served it simply with fried tomatoes, a dash of oregano and grated cheese.