A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Please remember to SEARCH before asking a question that may have already been answered. Thanks!
Total Members: 297,065
Currently Running With Scissors:
411 Guests and 10 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Macaroni Press  (Read 539 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
twylag
« on: November 20, 2012 11:02:45 AM »

I am not one of these fancy people with Kichenaid mixers but still want to make macaroni at home.  Does anyone know if its possible to convert a cookie press to a macaroni press?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

jeha
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2012 05:45:46 PM »

Not sure about the cookie press thing. I think pasta dough might be too firm. Just wanted to say that I have heard from people with the pasta extruding atatchment for the kitchen aid, that it is not all that it is cracked up to be.
Do you have your heart set on macaroni? cuz linguine would be way easier without any speceal equipment.
Here's Ruhlman's ratio and method for pasta dough. He usually knows what's up.

http://ruhlman.com/2011/05/how-to-make-pasta/

THIS ROCKS   Logged

steiconi
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2012 11:02:07 AM »

I'm trying to picture this with my 1960s Mirro cookie press.  Possibly doable.
your pattern plate would have to be a circle with the center still attached by a couple of supports.  Mine doesn't have that, you could maybe have one made by a metalworker.  Or, maybe make one from ceramic--glaze it for cleanup.

I have a pasta machine that makes several shapes including macaroni.  I have never used it in the two years since I got it, so I promised it to a friend yesterday (he's selling pasta at a farmer's market for $12 a pound!).
THIS ROCKS   Logged
CraftyChef
Offline Offline

Posts: 2847
Joined: 26-Jun-2005

Am I retired yet?


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2012 10:44:08 AM »

I hope you've been working out, because pasta dough is a lot stiffer than cookie dough. I don't see it happening. If you have an electric model, might be doable with a modified recipe, like for the Wearever http://www.etsy.com/listing/109766180/wearever-super-shooter-cookie-press?utm_source=googleproduct&utm_medium=syndication&utm_campaign=GPS&gclid=CMDq0MKg6LMCFehDMgodSHAA7Q. Manually, you will kill yourself trying to squeeze the stuff out. Ouch.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Make the Perfect Peach-Blueberry Crumble
Banana-Split Funnel Cake Recipe
Doughnut Ice Cream Sandwiches at Holey Cream in NYC
Homemade Thai Chili and Watermelon Freezer Pop Recipe
Plate Lab: Korean Shaved Ice, Constructed
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Decoupaged Table Top
August 20, 2014 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Faux Cross Stitch Sweatshirt

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.