There's nothing quite like the taste and texture of freshly made pasta. High quality restaurants make their own pasta from scratch using a piece of food equipment called a pasta making machine. These machines are simple to use and if operated properly, will create incredible handmade noodles that customers will enjoy. Here are some simple steps for using a pasta machine correctly to ensure that your next batch comes out perfectly.
Depending on your restaurant's recipe, make a batch of pasta dough and let it sit in the refrigerator overnight. Doing this will give it a better texture to work with and keep it from cracking or ripping when you run it through the machine. When you're ready to make the pasta, sprinkle some flour onto the counter before flattening the pasta dough with a rolling pin. The flour will help prevent it from sticking. The dough should be no thicker than about one inch in order to ensure that it comes out to the right consistency. The pasta machine should be securely attached to the counter so it doesn't move or shift as you run it through.
Using The Machine
After you've rolled the dough, it will need to be run through the pasta making machine. The first run through should be done with the machine rollers
Keep in mind that you don't want the pasta to be too thin or else it will snap or break, and thin pasta won't provide that delicious al dente bite when eaten. Once you've gotten the pasta dough to the consistency you want, it's time to cut the noodles. A high quality pasta making machine should also have a cutting attachment you can use to create perfect noodles. Using the