I just talked with my brother. He's made it a few times and says it's a little tricky. I sure hope it turns out! Looking for an easy recipe to use in the kitchenaid. The cutter and roller attachments are pretty cool. I'm wondering if I need something to hang the pasta on to let it dry, or is that optional?
Oh those kitchen aid pasta machines are fantastic, so much easier than the traditional hand crank. It was a very happy day when that arrived at the restaurant!
When I make pasta I hang it on one of those drying racks for clothes, the ones that unfold like an acordian. The spacing between the rods is perfect length for pasta. I hang it so the pasta just reaches the next rod below then just snip the top with scissors when it is dry, and put it on a tray or in a tub.
You can cook it fresh, but if you hang it and dry it the pasta can be stored in the freezer (in a container / ziploc bag) for later. Fresh pasta also takes only about 2-3min to cook to done, have fun making pasta is so much fun!
So, what do you do? Do you buy the pasta sheets in the supermarket and use the cutter to make the different pasta shapes? Is that what it does? Paul, no fair... you should have invited me over. I'm a great cook, you know?
That adds two more steps to the process. Seems like it's easier to buy the pasta already done. Although I can't find the tagliatelle in the supermarket and I have to settle for whatever they have available. Do you have to buy separate blades for each type of pasta?
Making pasta is soulful and joy filled cooking of the most ancient origins. Getting to experience the textures and transformation of the dough into a great tasting dish is perhaps the best part. Plus, it gets easier and faster each time you make it.
Yummy! My sister makes homemade ravioli and she usually makes it for all of us during the holidays. My mother in law makes homemade noodles for her chicken noodle soup. Noodle making is on my list of things to learn how to do.
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