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Store bought pasta is one of the most convenient foods around and the dried pasta can be stored in your pantry for a very long time but fresh pasta has a delicate flavor and texture that makes it worth the extra effort. With so many fresh pastas available today why should you make your own? The main reason I like making homemade pasta is because I can control the ingredients and flavors. Store bought fresh pasta contains preservatives and chemicals that can easily be avoided when you make your own pasta. You are also limited only by your imagination when choosing the flavors of your own pasta. Homemade ravioli is best because you can fill it with anything you want and you can avoid the high fat meats common in many commercially prepared ravioli. Homemade pasta is not difficult at all to make once you learn how to make the dough and how to cut your fresh pasta into your desired shape. It is even possible to make chocolate pasta! Do you need a Pasta Machine? It is quite possible to make homemade pasta dough and simply cut it with a knife on a cutting board however a pasta machine will take the work out of some of the kneading and will give your dough a good consistency and uniform thickness.
Pre-packed pasta is not even half as good. Then what is the solution if you feel like having delicious pasta in the comforts of your home? The solution lies in Kitchen Aid pasta maker. Invest in one to know how convenient and easy pasta making is. You can make the kind of pasta you wish to have in your chosen recipe in the style that would suit your family needs. The Kitchen Aid pasta makers make the dough for you and then cut into rectangles. Then it is sent through the cutter and it churns out pasta in various shapes and sizes. Once the pasta is out it will need to be dried on racks. They have to dry uniformly. Earlier wooden racks were used to dry pasta. These days there are steel ones that look great. You would feel this is a little time consuming but trust me the pasta is worth the effort and wait! Homemade pasta has a great flavor and it s too tasty. You would indeed feel investing in a Kitchen Aid pasta maker definitely pays you in the long run. The whole process of pasta making becomes so easy with it and you don t have to struggle with the dough like in olden days. All you need to do is push a button! It s as simple as that.
7. Rinsing the pasta after cooking 51 per cent of Americans say they rinse their pasta immediately after cooking. This ruins good pasta. When pasta reaches the al dente stage it means thereare just the right amount of starches on the surface to absorb the sauce you will serve with it which is where pasta gets its entire flavor. If you rinse you take away these important starches. There are two exceptions. First - if you re cooking for a pasta salad the pasta does need to be rinsed because you don t want the pasta to be sticky if it s being used in a salad. After rinsing with boiling water then rinse again with cold water to stop the cooking process. The second exception is if you have cooked your pasta in too small a pan and the water is cloudy and starchy. In that case it may be worth rinsing the pasta with boiling water to remove these starches.