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pasta followup... [Feb. 5th, 2011|12:42 pm]
Verminius Rex
Yep, me blogging about food again.

Looks like the dough with 10 oz of flour worked best, required a dusting of flour while rolling but otherwise fine. Next time I'll roll the noodles thinner for the fettucini, otherwise I think it turned out great. Definitely roll right next to the boiling water rather than in the other room so the noodles go straight into the pot, rolling at the table may have left the kitchen open for Marz to do her excellent chicken sauce but any delay gives noodles time to stick together. 

The kids really enjoyed cranking the pasta machine, although keeping them at an even pace and their fingers out of the rollers was a challenge. And halving the recipe like I did appears to have been the right decision quantity wise for the family. That is good information for future noodle making. Part of the fettucini noodle batch stuck together, so we rerolled it and cut it as spaghetti, which Pari wanted as ramen. So she got some chicken broth with hers. I'll play around with Chinese style noodles at some point in the future. 

I don't think i'll need much more than the spaghetti and fettucini cutters that came with the machine, just the motor is the only accessory that I'm interested in. I can get a separate cutter for ravioli and tortellini, better to make those manually than deal with attachments that have lukewarm or bad reviews. 

[User Picture]From: mljm
2011-02-06 04:59 am (UTC)
We've been wanting to try pasta are our house. Enjoying your comments about your experience. Btw, I friended you on FB with my real name. Here I just use my initials. Right now my icon photo is of Katie.
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[User Picture]From: verminiusrex
2011-02-06 08:12 pm (UTC)
I got you added on facebook. I also recommend a pasta maker with a motor unless you have someone to do the cranking, I personally needed both hands to put it through the machine but I was also trying to keep Kiyan's hands out of it at the same time.
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