- 1 1/4 cup flour
Pinch of salt
Put the flour directly on the cooking surface. Create a pit in the flour, break the eggs and pour them in it along with the salt.
Mix it with s fork or you can even make use of your hands. Try to avoid spilling the eggs out of the flour.
Once the mixture becomes manageable, knead the dough. If it is too sticky, add a little flour. You must knead it enough to make a homogeneous dough out of it.
When the dough becomes soft, flatten it and make equal parts out of it. Flatten these parts with your hands.
Now set up the pasta machine in wide settings. Put one rectangular sheet in it and crank the machine. When the sheet comes out, fold it in three parts just like you fold a letter.
Open the folded parts and put the sheet into the pasta machine again. Continue this process for a couple of times.
Now change the setting of the machine to narrow and again put the sheet in it. The sheet will become thinner.
Once you get the necessary thickness of the sheet, use the required cutting blades and put the sheet in the pasta machine again.
Collect the cut pasta with one hand. You can even take the help of another person to collect the pasta while you crank.
Set the pasta to dry in a pasta tray for 10 - 15 minutes. But do not let it over-dry as it can crack. In case of the electronic pasta machines, you just need to put the flour and eggs into the machine and it manages the rest. Your homemade pasta is ready to use in your favorite pasta recipe!
How do I Care For my Pasta Machine
The pasta making machine made of stainless steel is easier to clean. You can make use of a wet cloth to clean the machine. A toothbrush or pastry brush can also be useful to clean the tiny corners. You must not put the pasta making machine directly in water or even in a dishwasher as it can start rusting from within. If it is possible, try to dismantle the machine, clean it and assemble it again. But you must do it only if you are aware of the machine's mechanism.
You can see that making pasta at home is not so difficult. Once you get used to the technique, you can try making different types of pastaAnd you will definitely not want to buy pasta from the supermarket any longer!
By Madhura Pandit
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