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How to make pasta

How to make pasta

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Published by Lynda Archard
How to make your own pasta
How to make your own pasta

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Published by: Lynda Archard on Feb 05, 2013
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How to make your own pasta

It’s hard to beat homemade, fresh pasta. It may seem complicated at first but stripping it down to the basic element – a good dough – makes it a whole lot easier. Once you’ve mastered the dough, your only decision will be the type of pasta you like and the sauce or other ingredients you would like to add.

Here, I decided to make a spinach tagliatelle. If you wish to make plain pasta, just skip steps 1-3 and obviously leave out the spinach. Ingredients (makes approximately 500g of fresh pasta, feeding 4 people): 500g raw spinach 2 cups of flour 2 eggs Pinch of salt Method: 1. Add your spinach to a pot of boiling water, leave it for a minute or so to blanch. 2. Drain the spinach in a colander and squeeze out the excess water. 3. Place your spinach in a blender and pulse the spinach until you are left with a fine purée. 4. Add the flour to a large bowl or a clean work surface, making a hole in the center.

or where the rollers are furthest apart. 7. dry. fold the ingredients in on each other. On the highest setting. allowing the dough to rest. 8. Add your salt. Roll the dough into a ball and cover the bowl with a damp cloth. Use a rolling pin (in my case a wine bottle. . Crack your eggs into the hole. feed your dough through the machine. Lay the pasta out on a clean. then use your hands to knead the dough. Using a fork. 6. Continue to feed it through until your desired thickness is achieved.5. which doubles and an equally enjoyable beverage) to roll out the pasta to about a 5mm thickness. 9. floured surface. cutting it to the width that will fit your pasta machine.

11. you can let it air dry on your dry. if you are going to use the pasta straight away. Ideally you should dry your pasta on a suitable drying stand like this Kitchen Craft unit but. feeding your dough through the cutters. tagliatelle and spaghetti. Try this easy recipe for spinach tagliatelle with butternut. My pasta machine. floured work surface though the pasta may tend to stick together. a step-by-step guide to making your own fresh pasta. rotate the arm. the Imperia SP150. .10. As you did with the initial dough. sage and mushroom. has an additional attachment for cutting the pasta to two thicknesses. So there you have it.

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