KNOW HOW: Pasta making tips

Here are our tips and tricks to make pasta making so fun and easy you’ll want work it into your weekly dinner game.

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE DOUGH
Mastering pasta making takes practice. Lots of practice. As you become familiar with the process you will get a feel for how wet or dry the dough needs to be.


NO SHORTCUTS
Resting the dough is important. Don’t skip this step!

USE THE RIGHT TOOLS
While some pastas like cavatelli and fusilli can be made entirely by hand, most pasta shapes are cut or formed from sheets. Use a Pasta Maker, with its adjustable rollers, like this one.

MAKE IT TASTE LIKE THE SEA
Salting your pasta water not only imparts depth of flavor during boiling, it also creates the starchy, salty pasta water that’s the secret ingredient for silky smooth sauce that sticks to pasta. 


AVOID STICKY SITUATIONS
Prevent all your hard work from sticking together into one big mess by adding a glug of olive oil to the boiling water and making sure to not overload the pot. When in doubt, boil in two batches. 

TEAM EFFORT
Making pasta is easier with more hands. Gather the whole family for this kid friendly kitchen task. 

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