Today is a backwards WFMW. Instead of sharing our tips, we get to ask for help from other bloggers. My questions are about making pasta. Here is the background….
Last week, I decided to make some pasta. I had made up my mind a while ago to start making my own pasta, but I hadn’t gotten around to making enough to store it in the pantry.
After remembering the recipe for pasta incorrectly, I ended up making a TON of pasta. (I thought it was 2 cups of flour to 1 egg, and it’s actually 2 eggs to 1 cup of flour)
Here is what my kitchen looked like….
I really need a pasta drying rack!!
These little bits at the end made for a yummy pasta lunch (pasta with Prego. You can’t get easier than that!)
After I was done making and hanging the pasta, Boozle and I went to the library for story time. When we came back after a few errands, this is what I found…
The pasta had dried and started to break off onto the counters (and floor!). It was quite a mess! If you just breathed, they broke into pieces.
In the end, I ended up with three big containers full of pasta. The pasta is all different lengths, because they all broke at different points. And, to get them to fit into the containers, I had to break them down even further. It’s not very pretty!
Believe it or not, this will only last a few dinners. We really love our pasta!
If anyone out there is a pasta expert, can you tell me how to keep it from being so brittle? And how can I make it straighter? I’m not sure I have enough countertop space to lay it all out flat. Do you have a better pasta recipe?
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