I received a hand-crank pasta machine for Christmas, but only got around to trying it out a week and a half ago. Not too bad as first experiments go, and far easier than rolling out the dough by hand! Next time I’ll roll it even thinner (I wasn’t sure how far I could go without tearing the dough). I’d also like to play with the recipe a little–maybe add some basil for a pesto flavored pasta or experiment with adding (the more traditional) semolina flour in the mix. All in all, a delicious, if messy, experiment!