Home Made Pasta

@suscan (1955)
United States
September 26, 2007 2:02am CST
Does anyone make their own Pasta? I have never attempted it, but my son has made home made raviolis. He makes crab raviolis with a cream sauce. They are delicious.
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
29 Jan 08
My folks used to make their own noodles, by hand. They would work the dough and then roll it out with a rolling pin ever so thin - then they would cut the noodles in long strips. after that they would drape them over broom handles, mop handles, towel bars etc (all meticulously scoured before hand) we had a small kitchen and it was filled with drying pasta and piles of flour...hehe. I bought an electric pasta machine and never had a bit of luck with it - the consistency of my dough was never quite right.
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• Philippines
19 Jan 09
it sounds to me like such a task to be making homemade pasta. there is nothing there that sounds easy enough. if producing some pasta goes through a process as meticulous as this, then it is better to buy the ones available at the grocery store. anyway, that's how i have always been securing all types of noodles that i may need anytime.
• Philippines
19 Jan 09
i have never tried doing my own pasta at home. even among my children, no one knows how to do it either. you are lucky that you have a son who knows how to make crab raviolis. i figure that these raviolis really taste that good as you have desribed it here. hmmmm...delicious crab raviolis, i might as well look for some ways to learn about this one.
• United States
22 Jan 08
Yes, i do make my own pasta.yummy and ever so easy to make.i don't do it all the time but today i am going to make spaghetti home made and meatballs.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
18 Dec 07
I used to make my own pasta. I attempted, yes I was that bad, to make ravioli with meat sauce, but that was years ago and I also made noodles for chicken soup when we used to have our kitchen table. We have a small kitchen and a medium sized dining room,so we put some counters in and lowered the cupboards so there is no room for the pasta maker. If I can find a place to put my pasta maker without it getting in the way, maybe I will try it again.
@Buggheart (446)
• United States
1 Oct 07
Yes, I do make it but not as often as I used to. I used to make it at least once a month, now I only make it twice a year maybe. I make the dough and I have a pasta rolling and cutting machine which makes that part fast and easy. I think I'd go crazy if I had to roll it out and cut it by hand. I can remember going to my gramma's house when I was a kid and she'd have sheets of rolled pasta laying around on towels drying out that she rolled by hand. I love homemade pasta. It's so much better than the dried up stuff from the store.
@badkat83 (1621)
• United States
1 Oct 07
i was just on the internet looking for a good recipe to make my own pasta. i don't have a pasta roller or anything like that, i am going to roll it by hand and cut it by hand. ugghhh. i will let you know how i make out.
@Fishmomma (11446)
• United States
27 Sep 07
I use to make my own pasta, but now don't have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen. When I was a child, my father made all the pasta, as his father had taught him how to make it. My children had no interest in making homemade pasta and both of them rarely cook.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
26 Sep 07
Hi susan, I just love your beautiful rose...No i have never made my own Pasta,but i have thought of it,but i guess im just too lazy..I am sure what your son made was delicious,home made pasta would always be better than store bought..anything home made is always much better...But i have to have a pasta machine i think, and i do not have one.someday i might get around to doing that...
@yanjiaren (9050)
26 Sep 07
I would love to make my own home made past abut where hubby is staying the kitchen is way to small for such luxuries. If I can bring him back to England and we get as bigger place then I am definately going to try to get some mane. I always love fresh and home made pasta and raviolis are awesome. I am hungry now!!
@gwendovere (1283)
• United States
26 Sep 07
I just make pasta out of a box -- but that sounds de-lish!!!
@Anniedup (3652)
• Richards Bay, South Africa
26 Sep 07
We have tried and failed miserably we even bought the machine and still it was a failure, the doe got stuck in the machine, we landed up with a terrible dirty kitchen. lol End of my effort it is easier to buy!