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culpepper



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
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Location: Kent
PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 05 1:20 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

I notice that kenwood chef pasta attachments seem to be a mincer with a hole plate.
I wonder if you could put the dough in an ordinary mincer with a hole plate and produce round spaghetti.Might have to try that for tea tonight.
We have made ravioli using the pasta machine to make sheets and then a specially made tray (looks like a shallow ice cube tray made of metal).You lay a sheet across it, push the indentations down,dampen,fill em and lay another sheet over, then roll them together with the rolling pin.

Bugs



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 05 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

culpepper wrote:
I notice that kenwood chef pasta attachments seem to be a mincer with a hole plate.
I wonder if you could put the dough in an ordinary mincer with a hole plate and produce round spaghetti.


Hmm. Perhaps you could use a potato ricer as well? I quite often mince some butter through the garlic crusher to make a little garlic butter (ooh, a top tip!) because it softens more quickly, and it makes such purty golden strands like hair...ricers are just big garlic presses, aren't they, and pasta dough is quite malleable.

Failing that, what about those children's toys you fill with plasticine and squeeze to make hair?

Northern_Lad



Joined: 13 Dec 2004
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 05 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

When I got my mincer it came with plates for spagetti, linguini and twisty-ones (not called fussili, but damb similar looking)

Pasta might be a bit thick using a ricer, and you'll need strong hands to force it through.

Bugs



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 05 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Northern_Lad wrote:
Pasta might be a bit thick using a ricer, and you'll need strong hands to force it through.


Good point. I'd have to wait til strong hands got home

He tells me our pasta machine has a cutter for linguini so that'll do me. Bang goes my excuse for having a ricer though!

twoscoops



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 1924
Location: Warwickshire
PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 05 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I reckon you'd have been on a hiding to nothing with the ricer; the dough is just to sticky. However, saying that I've just realised that the Germans make spatzle with a similar utensil, but the dough is wetter.

moggins



Joined: 24 Feb 2005
Posts: 942
Location: Gloucester
PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 05 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm not exactly amused with Argos!! Bought my pasta maker this morning and got it home only to find it had flour inside. I don't mind going to to boot sale and paying a reduced price for a secondhand item but I do object to paying full price for something which is supposed to be new but turns out to be second hand!!

Someone help me, I need a fag!!!!!

Northern_Lad



Joined: 13 Dec 2004
Posts: 14210
Location: Somewhere
PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 05 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Resist the urge to have a fag. Go back to the shop, ask to speak to the customer servises manager and beat him around the head with the pasta machine. Then state that you don't mind having a bit of flour on something you've just bought, but you do object to having blood/hair/teeth on it.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44281
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 05 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Good advice NL, and if all else fails break down in tears in the shop, you're a woman, you're allowed to

Sarah D



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 05 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ha ha.

Northern_Lad



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 05 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sarah D wrote:
Ha ha.


Not sure if Sarah's agreeing with you there, Tahir, or whether you should be worried.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44281
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 05 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Probably the latter, I'd better be going....

Sarah D



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 05 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Good idea. You're like war - not funny and not clever.


Northern_Lad



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 05 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Look at the avitar - that is a very big, er, club being weilded.

Guest






PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 05 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That's not her in the avatar, is it?

tahir



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 05 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    


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