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Old 10-31-2010, 01:56 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by forty_caliber View Post
Thanks for all the replies. I'll try this again one of these days. I've book marked the allrecipes.com version. When the teenagers least suspect it...homemade pasta will strike again.

LOL....but, knowing teenagers as I do, the only homemade pasta that will be revisited at the holiday dinner conversations will be the one that was the disaster. Teens are notorious for their selective memory.


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Old 10-31-2010, 02:03 PM   #12
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LOL....but, knowing teenagers as I do, the only homemade pasta that will be revisited at the holiday dinner conversations will be the one that was the disaster. Teens are notorious for their selective memory.

Oh YES! Just ask my Mom...and we haven't been teenagers for a couple of years. But, her disasters are brought up at every family reunion.

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Old 11-01-2010, 01:52 PM   #13
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I like some 'chew' to my noodles, but maybe yours are too thick? Try rolling them out more.
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Old 11-05-2010, 12:51 PM   #14
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I make my egg pasta with the food processor. Works everytime.
Egg pasta

(Basic recipe)
2 cups white flour
3 medium eggs
1 TBS olive oil
¼ tsp salt (optional)
¼ cup extra flour for working the dough.

Put all ingredients into the food processor in the order given and process quickly until a ball forms (about 30 seconds), and it clings away cleanly from the sides of the container.

If it appears too sticky, remove the top and sprinkle one tablespoon of flour. Process briefly until it clings away from the sides. If it appears too dry and does not form a ball, you may need to add a little water, a tablespoon at a time. You should not need more than one or two tablespoons of water, or one or two tablespoons of flour. Wrap in plastic and store in the refrigerator until needed. If you plan to use it right away, let it rest for fifteen minutes covered with a kitchen towel.

Note: Do not knead the pasta, contrary to bread, egg pasta works better if it is a rather stiff mass. It will be easier to handle after the gluten has relaxed. You can freeze unused pasta, it will get slightly darker in color, but nothing to worry about, it’s just the oxidation process.

P.S. When you dropped the pasta was the water at a hard boil? For home made egg pasta it is best a gentle boil, and instead of draining it it is safer to scoop it out with a large slotted spoon.
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:03 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by DaveSoMD View Post
It sounds like they were overworked and devloped too much gluten; using a stand mixer with a doughhook and kneeding may have been too much.

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Scene of the Crime - Egg Noodles I made some chicken stew yesterday. Common fare chicken broth, carrots, celery, onions, thickened with roux. I didn't have store bought egg noodles so I decided to make my own. The noodles turned out tough and rubbery. This seems to happen every time I get near home-made pasta / noodles. Can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. The noodles had great consistency, rolled out easily, and didn't fall apart when I put them in the pot. I didn't use a fancy pasta machine, just a rolling pin and bread board. How were egg noodles made 50 or 100 years ago? Has this recipe been "healtherized" to the point that it's no longer the same thing like so many other foods? I'm beginning to think that I should stay completely away from noodle making and just stick with BBQ. I think my teenagers would tend to agree and I could avoid the next six weeks of "rubber noodle" jokes at the same time. Egg Noodles -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 1/2 cups flour 3 eggs 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons cold water Directions: Mix the flour and salt together in stand mixer bowl fitted with dough hook. Add the eggs and knead scraping down sides of bowl, until the dough forms a rough ball. If the dough is rough, add water 1 teaspoon at a time and continue kneading. If the dough is sticking to the side of the bowl, add 1 tablespoon of flour at a time and continue kneading. Turn the dough ball out onto dry work surface - knead by hand until smooth, about 1-2 minutes. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for at least 15 minutes. Cut dough ball in half. Roll out each half to 1/8th inch thick. Cut into 1 x 3 inch squares. Line a baking sheet with wax paper layout noodles in a single layer. .40 3 stars 1 reviews
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