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Old 04-13-2012, 02:06 PM
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Does anyone here make their own pasta? It's something I have been bouncing around in my head about doing. Is it difficult? Do you use a pasta maker or are you rolling it out and cutting it with a knife?
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We have a pata maker and have in the past used it. With two kids allergic to eggs at the moment it is just gathering dust. If I recall correctly, we had a lot less frustration if you fold the dough over and run it through a second time each time before trying to click down to the next level.
Heh, that's not very helpful is it? My wife is the one wo did it, I just watched and wrangled the kids.
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My brother makes his own pasta and it's vastly superior to anything store bought imo. I have no idea how he does it though, I think he's got a machine or something.
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Watch some Hell's Kitchen. Try googling Gordon Ramsey and see if there are any videos. Maybe chef Fabio. Good luck. I've thought about it too, but I don't have a pasta press thing. Plus it seems to take too much effort. LOL.
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It is a lot of effort but very much worth it.
Part of our next anniversary plans is ditching the kids with the grandparents and cooking up a gourmet meal for ourselves, including the pasta...
mmm, that should be fun.
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I found a recipe for an eggless pasta because of the egg allergy for my boy. Was thinking about trying this out. People getting rid of pasta makers on craigslist are selling him for not much less than what they cost new. Don't even know if those are any good or not. I was also thinking about doing a homemade pierogie because that seemed like it might be a little less time consuming.
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It is a lot of effort but very much worth it.
Part of our next anniversary plans is ditching the kids with the grandparents and cooking up a gourmet meal for ourselves, including the pasta...
mmm, that should be fun.
Don't forget the chocolate and strawberries and lots of wine.
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I found a recipe for an eggless pasta because of the egg allergy for my boy. Was thinking about trying this out. People getting rid of pasta makers on craigslist are selling him for not much less than what they cost new. Don't even know if those are any good or not. I was also thinking about doing a homemade pierogie because that seemed like it might be a little less time consuming.
And you could use a roller for those I'm sure. Love us some perigees. Store bought sadly.

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/eggless...e7=Home%20Page

Here is a basic eggless pasta recipe Mog. I trust this site whole-heartedly. If it gets good reviews it tends to be pretty solid. This has few reviews, but is positive.
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It is a lot of effort but very much worth it.
It really is. I was blown away at the difference in quality.
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Mog, share your recipe.

Hock, we are big fans of allrecipes too. Don't know why we didn't look there before...
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