As mentioned, I love my pasta machine. I also love pumpkin. I made pumpkin pasta tonight, and decided to have a little extra fun and made it into bow tie pasta! I served it with herbed brown butter sauce. It would have been really excellent with some toasted walnuts and/or some parmesan cheese...
So much fun!
Pumpkin Bow Tie Pasta
3/4 c pumpkin puree
1 1/2 c whole wheat flour
4 Tbsp ground flax seeds
In a food processor or by hand, combine the pumpkin and flour until they form a dough. Using a bread machine, a stand mixer with a dough hook, or by hand, knead for about 5 minutes or until smooth. If it's too sticky, add a little more flour. If it's too dry, add a little water.
Cover in saran wrap and let sit for about 15 minutes.
Using a small amount at a time, roll out in pasta machine as thin as possible (setting 6 on my machine), or by hand as thin as possible into sheets.
To make into bow ties: Cut with a knife or a pasta cutter into small rectangles (about 2 1/2" x 1 1/2"). Pinch in the middle to form bow ties. Lay on a cutting board let dry for a few minutes.
(You can also make other shapes or linguine)