The processes and tools of cooking

Pasta Maker

2019-12-26 18:11 #0 by: Evelina

We got our first pasta maker! My boyfriend’s dad and wife bought it for us for Christmas. It was such a thoughtful gift, we had been talking about making ravioli when he was over for a visit. Now we were able to try to do it today for the first time! My boyfriend made the pasta and I made the filling and sauce. We filled them with bacon (didn’t have prosciutto), basil and ricotta. The sauce was tomato purée and mascarpone with white wine. 😊

Have you ever made your pasta? What’s your favorite?

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2019-12-26 21:43 #1 by: Maleficum

I had a period when I did a lot of pasta, but when I had a gluten free period I stopped and for some reason didn't start again (don't have a pasta maker so that makes it a bit harder).

Mostly did tagliatelle but did try lasagne and I think I also tried ravioli (filled with bolognese sauce) at one time.

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2020-01-02 16:10 #2 by: Evelina

I bet you can still make gluten free pasta! Although would make things a bit more difficult. We have only made ravioli a few times now. We have to try tagliatelle soon! 😊🍝

Did you hang the tagliatelle pasta and let it dry?

We thought about ordering the pasta hanger, but not sure if we actually need it.

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2020-01-04 18:34 #3 by: Maleficum

#2 I did try doing gluten free pasta but it was hard getting the right consistency of the dough so I gave up.

I boiled it right away without drying it. But I think it will be better with a pasta maker so you could do it really thin because they did swell a little and became a bit doughy.

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2020-01-09 09:43 #4 by: Niklas

I haven't made my own pasta, but I think it looks fun to do it. Take a look at this video, for instance.

How long does it take to make the dough?

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2020-01-09 09:50 #5 by: Evelina

It doesn't take that long to make the dough, maybe 20 minutes? But if you want to make special dough, say with spinach or pumpkin it would take longer. 

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2020-01-09 10:06 #6 by: Niklas

Okay, thanks. Can you boil it right after forming it, or does it have to rest first?

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2020-01-09 10:09 #7 by: Evelina

You should boil it. However, I am sure there is a way to store the pasta somehow but I haven't done that yet. 

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