Making Homemade Pasta for Dinner Tonight

Written by Shauna Hanus

Homemade pasta cooked al dente (torepparttar teeth), is a chewy and light treat. Here arerepparttar 137534 simple steps to making fresh pasta for dinner tonight.

Ingredients for pasta

3 ½ cups sifted all-purpose flour 4 eggs 4 to 5 tablespoons water 1 tablespoon salt

Placerepparttar 137535 flour in a large mixing bowl. Make a well inrepparttar 137536 center and droprepparttar 137537 eggs in. Addrepparttar 137538 salt andrepparttar 137539 water a small amount at a time. Blend together to make a dough ball.

Placerepparttar 137540 dough ball on a dry pastry or baker’s board. Knead until it is smooth and elastic.

Coverrepparttar 137541 dough and allow it to rest for 30 minutes.

Dividerepparttar 137542 dough into four parts. Flatten each part with a rolling pin then dust lightly with flour.

Adjustrepparttar 137543 pasta maker torepparttar 137544 widest setting. Crank each part through at this setting.

10 Timeless Tips to a Perfect Cup of Coffee

Written by Jon Butt

10 Timeless Tips to a Perfect Cup of Coffee

Few quests in human history have so captivated men and women from aroundrepparttar world thanrepparttar 137533 search forrepparttar 137534 perfect cup of coffee. Yes, believe it or not, coffee connoisseurs have dedicated entire lifetimes inrepparttar 137535 pursuit of finding that one cup ofrepparttar 137536 most heavenly coffee ever made. If you're like most people, however, you're just looking for an easy way to make a great-tasting cup of coffee to help get you started inrepparttar 137537 morning. The following 10 Timeless Tips to a Perfect Cup of Coffee should help you on you your mini-quest.

1. You Get What You Pay For

When it comes to coffee makers, quality counts. If you buyrepparttar 137538 cheapest coffee maker onrepparttar 137539 market, chances are you'll end up with an equally "discounted" flavor in your cup. To assure yourself of great tasting coffee day after day, check outrepparttar 137540 Bunn, Cuisinart, Mr. Coffee, Krups, and Senseo brands. Alternatively, check out a French press. For that personal cup of coffee, you can never go wrong with a French press!

2. Clean as a Whistle

You wouldn't cook your favorite entrée in a dirty pan, would you? So, why are so many people surprised by how bad their homemade coffee tastes when they userepparttar 137541 same coffee pot every day out without ever cleaning it? Try baking soda and water for great cleanse after every pot you make.

3. It's All inrepparttar 137542 Bean

If you aren't grinding your own coffee, where have you bean? The best tasting coffees come from freshly ground, top quality beans. You can savorrepparttar 137543 flavor of gourmet barista-style coffees right in your own home by simply grinding up small batches of your own brew. To top offrepparttar 137544 perfect cup, you'll want to use Arabica beans-simplyrepparttar 137545 best inrepparttar 137546 world! Store your beans and ground coffee in an airtight container in a cool, dark place at a temperature between 50º and 70º F.

4. Roasted and Toasted-Makingrepparttar 137547 "Most-est" Flavor

Once you've decided uponrepparttar 137548 highest quality beans, you'll want to consider how you like your beans roasted. Roasting releasesrepparttar 137549 flavor ofrepparttar 137550 bean and helps determine whether your coffee is mellow, rich, or smooth. Experiment with a variety of roasts and choose which one you like best!

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