But the Marcato Atlas Pasta Bike is actually a sturdy roller for cutting all sorts of pasta including lasagne and tortellini. It’s 9 rollers can be adjusted or removed to create the size of pasta you desire. The wheels are reinforced with metal plates for durability.
Cathy at Not Eating Out in New York has some great advice when making home-made pasta. She’s got a great recipe for Breakfast Lasagna:
Put the flour in a large, flat-bottomed bowl or wide surface area and create a well in the center. Crack 2 of the eggs into the center and mix up the yolks with your finger. While spinning the eggs with your finger, gradually bring in more flour from the edges of the well.
Keep doing this until you have a workable dough to knead (add more flour if it sticks to your hands, or a spoonful at a time of water if it’s too dry that it won’t come together). Knead dough for at least ten minutes. Cover and set aside for 15 minutes while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
When the dough is ready, cut it into three separate pieces and lightly flour each one before pressing it into thin pasta sheets following your pasta crank’s directions. (If you absolutely insist on not having one of these devices, I suggest a heavily floured rolling pan.)
Breakfast Lasagna- Not Eating Out in New York
Here’s a video of pasta making in Italy.
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