Pasta machine troubles - sticking noodles
I have only made homemade pasta three times, for which I have used a newly purchased hand-cranked pasta machine, bought from Bed Bath and Beyond.
Stretching and thinning the dough works well, but when I go to make the actual noodles the machine doesn't cut the dough all the way apart. I have to separate them by hand.
Is this something wrong with my dough or the pasta machine? I love homemade pasta!
Hi Peg. Great to hear you love making and munching freshly-made pasta too!
I've sometimes had to just separate noodles out myself. What usually happens when I use the Imperia pasta machine is that I run the full sized dough sheets through the fettuccine cutter, and while these come through fine, they do need separating after they've collected into a small pile under the cutting attachment.
Is that what you mean? Or are the noodles not even coming through the cutter separately?
If your machine isn't even cutting them properly, then that does seem not up to scratch. Which exact machine are you using? And is it a particular attachment (i.e. spaghetti etc.) that's the problem?
Do tell, and thanks again for the question!