Homemade Pasta No Machine – A Fun And Easy Option For Cooking Pasta


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Making homemade pasta has never been easier thanks to the invention of the No-Mette machine. You no longer have to stand over a bowl and beat, squeeze and stretch until your pasta looks like macaroni and cheese. You can now just boil the pasta in salty water until it flakes easily or dry the pasta with a hand towel and store in an airtight container for later use.

Start By Mixing The Ingredients For The Sauce

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Begin by mixing the ingredients for the sauce and then start your spiral actions to form your dough. Once you reach the end of the bench scraper, you should have a rough estimate of how much pasta you will need. Remember to add extra pasta to make up the difference in measurements.

Once you are ready to form your pasta dough to take your bench scraper and dip it into the mixture of flour and corn meal. The flour and corn meal will help the dough to be more elastic and form into a hard workable mass. Scrap the dough from the bench and put it in the airtight container. Now all that is left is to turn it over and let it dry. The drying process will actually make your homemade macaroni and cheese sticks look like homemade ice cream!

Once your homemade pasta comes out it will be important to add water to the mixture so that the pasta has time to expand. If you do not, the pasta will not cook evenly. Once it is fully dried and you can easily handle it, you canorn off the pieces of dough and save them for next time.

Use The Best And Most Inexpensive Cookware

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The next step is to use the best and most inexpensive cookware you have. In this case I am using a cast iron skillet. Bring a pot of water to a boil and cut your fettuccine in half. Remove the seeds and String them onto the bottom half of the skillet. Then using a wooden spoon to turn over one third of the fettuccine and coat with flour.

Using your wooden spoon turn over the second third of the fettucine and coat with semolina pasta flour. The key here is to make sure you coat both sides with semolina pasta flour. Now, remove the fettucine from the skillet and place it on the large wooden spoon and turn until the fettucine is coated evenly. You should have around two cups of pasta in each piece depending upon how much you were able to cook in the first part of the process.

Now, it is time to add the rest of your ingredients: egg, cream, sugar, and oil to the skillet. Once everything mixes thoroughly combine it all together and spoon it into one clean airtight container. The last step is to drizzle some olive oil over top and place it in the oven for about an hour to finish cooking the pasta.

True Way To Have The Tastiest Homemade Pasta

As you can see this process is not very difficult or time consuming. The key is to be patient and not to over cook the fettuccine. Fresh pasta is the only true way to have the tastiest homemade pasta. However, if this homemade pasta sounds like too much work there are other options. Fresh spaghetti, penne, Farfalle, and linguine can all be made with freshly collected whole wheat pasta from your kitchen if you don’t feel like making it yourself.

Another option is to buy the pasta dough from your local bakery or pasta shop. Once you have the pasta dough in your hands, it is very simple to make your own homemade pasta. It is a little bit more difficult than the aforementioned options but the end result is amazing. The only difference between this homemade pasta and the store bought variety is the type of bread that you use. If you choose to use whole wheat bread your pasta dough will be slightly thicker and hold together better when baked.

Making homemade pasta dough is very easy. Simply mix together the dough ingredients. Form into one ball, cover, and let it rest for about an hour. Once you remove it from the rest and form it into one beautiful piece of pasta, it is time to cut it into little pasta pieces. Then, using a food processor or a food chopper, cut the pasta into the sizes you desire.

Last Words

Using your homemade pasta maker allows you to make delicious and fresh pasta dishes every time you cook. These pastas are not only tasty, but they are also healthier and cheaper than fresh pasta from the supermarket. If you love cooking, you will love making fresh pasta. You can find many different pasta machines on the market today, but I would recommend that you shop around and read some reviews first so that you can find the right one for your kitchen.

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