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Homemade Pasta problem


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Homemade Pasta problem

lliefveld | Sep 25, 2009 11:45 AM

I have a Waring Pasta Machine, and made homemade spaghetti for the 1st time yesterday. I used the instructions that came with the machine, and made 1/2 a recipe: 1 3/4 c flour, 1T olive oil, 1 tsp salt and 2 eggs. The eggs were medium-small, but they came to the 1/2 recipe marker in the Waring cup.

When I checked the consistency, it looked too dry (according to their description), and I ended up adding 2 T water. I'm not exactly sure what it's supposed to look like. Their description said 'somewhere between coffee grounds and uncooked rice.

When the spaghetti came out of the extrusion disk, it didn't look 'solid' (can't describe it any other way.. the dough didn't look 'smooshed' together). Once they dried, I thought they would be really hard, like store-bought spaghetti, but they broke apart very, very easily.

I haven't cooked them yet, but it seems like they would just fall apart in the water.

What's wrong? Did I need more liquid?

I should mention that my flour was white whole wheat, so it has the bran in it. I'm pretty sure that's why I needed more liquid.

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