Good news for people who are making pasta without a pasta machine!
In recent years there has been a resurgence of products designed to make past making as easy as possible – without all the grueling kneading and hand rolling.
This resurgence of home pasta machines are great – even for those who have no experience. You’ll find that in addition to hand pasta makers there are all kinds of commercial products and pasta maker rollers on the market like the Kitchenaid pasta maker. Recipes are becoming more and more plentiful too.
Famous Chef Gordon Ramsay shows his chefs-in-training on “The F Word” how to make fresh tagliatelli using a manual Imperia Pasta Machine. The secret, Ramsay says, is not letting the pasta dry out. So you gotta move fast when working with the dough and get the task done quickly.
Using a nice floured table, roll the pasta to thin out the pasta sheet. This makes it easier when running the pasta through the machine. Then just let the Imperia Pasta Machine do all the work. With each pass of the pasta, dial the machine down one number to create long, thin sheets of pasta.
Fold the pasta gently while sprinkling it lightly with flour. Then cut into your desired length, keeping in mind how long the pasta will be in your bowl. Run the cut sheet back through the Imperia Pasta machine with the cutter attachment in place, to cut it into fresh tagliatelli pasta. Hang the pasta to dry on a rack.
If you are looking for more pasta recipes to make with your Imperia Pasta Machine, take a look at The Pasta Machine Cookbook below for great recipes, tips and more!
Make the most delicious pasta at home using the easy-to-use, traditional CucinaPro 150 Imperia Pasta Machine, which offers a 6-inch wide roller and a double cutter head that makes wide fettuccini (1/4-inch) and thin spaghetti (1/16-inch) noodles. Made of shiny chromed plated steel, the heavy duty CucinaPro 150 Imperia Pasta Machine also features an easy-lock dough roller adjustment dial, fancy wood grip handle, and an endless variety of noodle styles thanks to additional attachments available for purchase separately. It measures 13 by 7-1/2 by 6-3/4 inches and weighs 8 pounds.