How to Make Pasta with Pasta Maker
If you are new with a pasta maker, it will be a tough task to learn how to make pasta with pasta maker. To be honest, this is not a tough thing to accomplish but you will have to make sure that you are doing it right. Therefore, this article is dedicated to make sure that you are doing things right with the knowledge of how to make pasta with pasta maker. Let’s start this step by step guideline.
So the first thing that you will need is the ingredients. While you are managing the ingredients, make sure that you check them perfectly because one bad or old ingredient can damage the whole taste of your pasta. You will not need a lot of stuffs to make a bowl of pasta. Here are the items that you will need:
- Around two cups of all purpose flour
- Three to four eggs
- One table spoon of milk
- One table spoon of olive oil
- Salt up to taste (around one forth tea spoon is the standard measure)
Now that you have all the ingredients that you need, it is time to use the machine. Fortunately, with the invention of food processor, we do not need to use our bear hands for everything. Life is a lot easier these days. With that thought, let’s just put everything inside a food processor. Star the processing tasks and keep processing the items till the ingredients become dough. When the ingredients become dough shaped, it is time to shape those into small balls. That is when this step completes.
Now that you have the perfect dough balls, it is time to cover them with flours. Make sure that you are not overdoing this step. A good idea is to keep dough in a flour filled bucket and take them away immediately. After you have done that step, simply cut dough in four different pieces. Take three of the dough and wrap them using a plastic wrapper. Again, make sure that you are using the plastic wrapper. Many people avoid that step as plastic wrapper is not something that you always have in your kitchen.
This is the step where the name of this article how to make pasta using pasta maker comes into play. Simply take the dough that you created earlier and take the roller of your pasta machine to stage 1 where it is the widest. Now use the handle and roll the dough. If you think that your dough needs two to three rolls, do not hesitate and go for it. If you feel that the dough is not being rolled properly and there is a chance that it will break down, simply use a bit of flour. Do not pour your dough to the flour like before. This is the time when you will just spread a bit of flour over the dough. If you think that the dough is not in the proper shape even after two three rolls, do not hesitate to go for two-three more.
After you have performed enough rolls with setting one, it is time to take the pasta maker to setting three and roll it for a few more times. After you have done that, let the dough to be dry.
Now take the pasta roller and select the size and shape that you want your pasta to be like. If you are traditional then you do not have to do anything as they come in the perfect settings. Now shape your pasta and while they are releasing on a shaped size and length from the other end, make sure that you catch those with your hand. Do not use a bowl to collect them as that will damage the shape of the pasta.
So, by now you have the pasta that you needed. It is time to decide whether you want to eat the whole thing now or you want to store some. If you want to store some of it for later eating, use an air tight bowl or packet to store the pasta strips. Try to store those in the best possible shapes and do not store them immediately. Give them air for around 3 hours so that they get dried. Only then you are allowed to store these pastas. Do not store them for a long time as they are not that durable. You should finish the eating tasks within two-three days.
So that is it. Now you know how to make pasta with pasta maker. Was this a tough task? Well, not really! It is time that you go for a pasta maker and start your journey.