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Noodles or Pasta? 
Dec. 18, 2011 9:06 pm 
Updated: Dec. 25, 2011 11:03 pm
So for Christmas this year I am making gift baskets to give to my family and I feel I am being a bit adventurous with what I am going to attempt to put in there.   I want to make pasta and put it in the basket. I was wondering if there is anyone that has a great pasta recipe that i can use. I looked on here but being very inexperienced in pasta making and drying I am not sure what to look for. Found a nooodle one, now are they the same or is one made with semolina flour and one flour. Just looking for some Q and A. I was trying to make these baskets as homemade as possible. Got the soup jars, rubs, jelly, bbq sauce, and my  tomato sauce, now i am just hanging out wondering if i am gonna make the pasta or buy it. Any help will be awesome
Dec. 19, 2011 4:37 am
If you post this on the Recipe Buzz as a Request a Recipe, more people will see it and respond. I don't have any suggestions as I've never made noodles or pasta. But, I'll be checking this to see what you get as I've often thought of trying to make pasta.
Dec. 19, 2011 7:03 am
I make noodles all the time. Not sure about putting them in a basket since when they are dry the become fragile. I guess you could roll them up before they are dried.
Dec. 19, 2011 7:07 am
Hello, I hope you find a good recipe to share. I love your gift idea. I hope you get some super suggestions. Happy Holidays!
Dec. 19, 2011 7:14 am
Having made pasta and gift baskets in the past, I'd say use the bought stuff. If you live near a bigger center, you should have access to loads of good dried pasta. Making pasta is easy but laborious and the end result is tasty while being unremarkable. I find that the only advantage to making pasta is that you have the satisfaction in knowing that the noodles in whatever you've made, are home made. That said, don't let me stop you. I hope you have a machine!! At any rate, I have a couple of recipes but it doesn't really do you much good to read an ingredient list with some simple directions. Making pasta is a tad more earthy than most flour based conjury. My best advice would be to Google it "How to make Pasta", then in your case add, "How to dry home made pasta". Best of luck and Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Dec. 19, 2011 3:43 pm
I think you are cruising for a bruisin' Make everything else and buy some gourmet pasta in the cellophane bags that display it and show how pretty it is. Sorry if that disappoints, but in the end I think it will be the best thing.
Dec. 19, 2011 5:11 pm
covergirl i think that is a good idea.
Dec. 19, 2011 9:16 pm
I appreciate all of the comments. I have made ravioli before by hand no machine. So i know how tedious it is. I am on the horse about it i want to make it or not. As time winds down we will see. I will post what i find, and i always forget about the buzz. I am headed that way now
Dec. 25, 2011 11:03 pm
Never got a good enough advice for the noodles so I went store bought, To tell ya the truth I think I would have been to tired anyway. Lots a cooking
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