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Homemade Pasta Without a Machine

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Homemade Pasta Without a Machine

 

Two things I know for sure: I love fresh pasta and I love trying to make things from scratch. So, trying to make it myself was a no-brainer! Except for one thing — I had it in my head that you need a pasta maker and my tiny apartment has no room for one. You see, I fully forgot the fact that people have been making pasta without the benefits of modern technology for thousands of years.

After a friend told me about her adventurous time making homemade pasta, I knew I had to try. All you really have to do is roll out the dough, right? And after successfully making homemade tortillas, I figured I had to take a stab at it!

** Full Disclosure: it takes a lot of arm muscle to roll out the dough. Make this with a partner and take turns with the rolling pin!

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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9:48AM PST on Feb 21, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

3:20AM PDT on Apr 12, 2013

Thank you :)

12:28AM PST on Feb 27, 2013

Sounds intimidating to be honest- although it's just a little extra time. I won't promise I'll be attempting it anytime soon.

1:49AM PDT on Jul 12, 2012

Tried this once. Came out a bit chewy. Maybe I didn't roll it enough

6:21AM PDT on Jul 11, 2012

Thank you

8:19AM PST on Feb 7, 2012

Hmmm! I just love Pasta.
I'm going to to give this a try. But, I will admit I think I'll probably mess it up but it's worth a stab at it anyways. The cost of Pasta has gone through the roof.
Thanks for sharing.
Your Friend,
Carl Milson
www.atouchoflove.ca

10:25AM PST on Feb 4, 2012

Hannah, just make a dough of flour, water and salt.

Instructibles has a good how to. Search "vegan fresh pasta recipe."

9:15AM PST on Feb 1, 2012

I'll have to try this when I get home! Pasta is a staple for broke college students. Thank you for the recipe!

7:16AM PST on Jan 25, 2012

a broom handle, Gloria M-- COOL! This reminds me of Violet, a woman who showed me and my sister how to make apple strudel. She used to make her own filo dough by hand, stretching it out her dining room table. I tried to make rice noodles once by hand (the wide ones used in Thai drunken noodles) and they did not work out so well, though I did not use a recipe.

10:02PM PST on Jan 19, 2012

Thanks for the suggestion on how to make pasta.

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