Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Correct Way to Make Pasta (with the Bosch)

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This blog post is dedicated to those of you out there who either have a Bosch already or are considering purchasing one. I use my pasta attachment all the time. I had to take a class to find out how to do it correctly and if this little tutorial is insufficient...find a class to learn how to make is fun, cool and healthy and really doesn't take much time at all!!!

First of all, before you assemble the pasta maker, read all instructions. Do not screw any of the parts on too tight or you will strip the threads...I found this out firsthand. Also, grease all parts of the pasta maker before assembly for easier cleaning.

To make the pasta, add all ingredients except the water. Using the whips, whip the dough and add water until the dough resembles popcorn or cracker jacks. At this stage, assemble the pasta maker and drop the dough into the pasta maker. Be careful not to add too much dough or it will jam up. Turn the machine on to a speed that you find comfortable and as the dough comes out, flour it and separate it. Cut it with a knife when it reaches the desired size. To cut it, put the knife flush with the edge of the machine and quickly slice downward, slicing the pasta quickly and crisply. With macaroni, this will be about an inch or so. Before you cook the pasta, shake off the excess flour.

Here is my family's all-time favorite pasta recipe. It is lighter than 100% whole wheat pasta because it uses quinoa flour. We've already discussed how great quinoa is for you know it is healthy, delicious, light and and very filling! So, if you have a wheat grinder, grind some quinoa and use it. If you don't, find a friend that has a wheat grinder and grind is so good!!!

Quinoa Whole Wheat Pasta (this is my family's is a lighter pasta)
1½ C whole wheat flour
½ C quinoa flour (you can grind quinoa in a wheat grinder)
2 eggs
2 T oil
2-4 T water (or as needed)
Note: Use approximately ½ C less flour for hand extruder <>

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much! I was ready to give up, I tried numerous times to make pasta using the video from Bosch kitchen center to no avail. I tried your method and worked like a charm, I've made pasta everyday this week!