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Home made pasta

Post: # 527Post Sue
Tue Jan 11, 2005 9:25 am

Well I'm here again - just been to the sales and finally invested in a pasta maker - will soon be making homemade ravioli and when my vegs grow will fill it with those BUT can't find durum flour anywhere - really struggling
Local markets haven't got it, supermarkets don't have it and barring ordering enough to feed Italy from an organic flour website I'm stuck
Can I use an alternative??
Help! I need to eat!
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Post: # 528Post Wombat
Tue Jan 11, 2005 10:28 am

G'Day Sue,

I have always used plain (just, only as it is!) plain flour when I make paste and it is OK and everybody eats it. It may not be up to Italian standard :? (who knows) but is suits us.

My feeling would be to give what you have a go and experiment :shock:

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Post: # 529Post Elderflower
Tue Jan 11, 2005 12:49 pm

Hi Sue, I buy and use durum wheat flour all the time but in the UK it`s called semolina! It makes good pasta but it`s more expensive than ordinary flour. Perhaps you can mix it with plain. Let me know how you get on. Good luck.
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Post: # 530Post Andy Hamilton
Tue Jan 11, 2005 4:35 pm

Bread flour can also be used, on the side of waitrose strong canadian and bread flour it has a recipe for making pasta. i have not had much luck with it though, but I have a cheap plastic pasta machine, keep meaning to try again and knead it a bit more, (as suggested by Nev/wombat). There is another string on this forum somewhere about pasta making that might help.
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Post: # 531Post Andy Hamilton
Tue Jan 11, 2005 4:37 pm

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