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Fresh pasta dough advice please


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Fresh pasta dough advice please

Joyfull | Aug 2, 2011 12:28 PM

Need some quick advice if any pasta makers are out there. I've never made my own pasta, I always buy fresh pasta sheets from my favourite Italian shop, then feed the sheets through my pasta machine & I'm done.

Well for some stupid reason, I thought I'd try making my own fresh pasta as the pasta sheets I buy can get expensive if I need a fair amount for extra dinner guests.

I found and made this recipe as I liked the idea of being able to use my food processor.

The dough was okay, not great, I did have to mist it a couple of times to soften it up, but other than that, it rolled and cut into spaghetti quite nicely.

My problem now is, the spaghetti strands which were separate as they cut, are now sticking together, and will not come apart without tearing.

I've got the cut spaghetti on a sheet pan sprinkled with flour, as well as the spaghetti sprinkled with flour, and it is covered with press n seal to keep out air.

My question.. is this pasta doomed when it comes time to boil it because of the strands being stuck together? I've never had this problem with the pasta sheets I buy, so don't know the outcome of stuck together fresh spagetti in boiling water.

I do have regular dry spagetti as a back up, but hate to see the 1/2 dozen expensive free range eggs I bought just for this recipe go in the trash.

Any and all advice would be greatly apreciated.

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