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Post: #271 Andy Hamilton
Sun Dec 12, 2004 7:43 pm

despite the fact that I do write some of the recipes for self sufficientish, there is one thing that is still eluding me. How to make decent pasta, every time I make it, it always taste a bit rubbery. If anyone has makes pasta and has a good recipe or any ideas on how to make good pasta from scratch then let me know.
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Post: #273 Wombat
Sun Dec 12, 2004 8:35 pm

G'Day Andy,

Do you make it fully by hand or use one of the Italian hand operated pasta machines? Do you use egg or just flour and water?
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Post: #274 Andy Hamilton
Sun Dec 12, 2004 8:52 pm

alright nev

I have a cheapo plastic pasta maker, I have also tried making it by hand. My pasta maker is not up to much, when the pasta mixture goes through the maker it just expands again the other side.

I use flour and water mixed, I have tried with egg aswell, still don't get brilliant results.
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Post: #275 Wombat
Mon Dec 13, 2004 1:22 am

G'Day Andy,

I have an Italian stainless steel pasta maker, there are some newer brands appearing over here that are comparatively cheap and $30-$40. I have used the recipe that came with the pasta maker, which I will check but I am sure was basically 1 cup of flour + 1 egg, mix it up & knead it, then roll it flat (I use the pasta maker) and then cut it up to the desired shape. :lol:

I once got lazy and tried to use my breadmaker to knead it (it was designed to do it) but it turned out pretty crappy :oops:

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Post: #359 Andy Hamilton
Sat Dec 18, 2004 1:05 pm

alright mate,

How long do you have to knead it for nev? Might give it a go for my dinner tonight.
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Post: #368 Wombat
Sat Dec 18, 2004 10:56 pm

G'Day Andy,

not long really, only just long enough to incorporate the egg into the flour, 5 to 10 minutes, and probably closer to 5 than 10. I must admit to not having timed it. I just keep going until it looks right.

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