I do make my own pasta from time to time, but being diabetic, it isn't the best for me. Some of my favorite ways to eat homemade pasta are noodles in homemade chicken noodle soup and tagliatelle with bolognese sauce.
I've made pasta with both a classic hand-cranked roller set-up and a Philips extruder. The Philips (which I got second-hand) is easy and quick, and quite versatile with different dies for a variety of shapes, but is a bit of work to clean after use. They are apparently quite popular in Asia. I'm looking forward to incorporating vegetable purees into my mixes for taste and color and also would be glad to hear about things folks have tried.
I don't have a machine anymore but still make fresh noodles. Dough is rolled out & then sliced into long strips with a knife. They are slightly thicker & wider than machine made. They do dehydrate & store fairly well but I prefer them fresh.
Going to try buckwheat noodles this year. That sounds excellent. It makes great bread & pancakes.
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Things I loved in the little video is how you don’t see plastic or latex gloves on their hands, and all their tools are wooded and it seems there is no waste from the process. And the noodles getting dried outside, in the air!
Very cool, thanks for posting that.
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I love making pasta. No machine though. Then i discovered how fast and easy it is to make gnocci, so I've been doing that since. I'll add my overcooked veggies and herbs from the soup base and anything else laying around, puree it and add to the mix.
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