People are blending spaghetti on TikTok to make ‘pasta dough’
Like most great things in life, fresh pasta takes time, effort, and a lot of patience.
It’s mixing, rolling, shaping and more – so it’s understandable that most of us choose the dry variety, which saves time.
However, people on TikTok shared the “trick” to making “fresh pasta”, although many emphasized its over-complicatedness.
The trick in question? Mixing dried pasta to make something similar to fresh.
If you read this twice, you’re not alone – but that’s exactly what it says on the can: mixing one type of paste to make another.
Users churn dried spaghetti into a grainy, flour-like texture and then use it as the base for their fresh pasta.
A video posted by @foodsfuns3 shows her placing the spaghetti in a blender, then pouring it onto a work surface, forming a well in the mixture, and cracking an egg into it, just like a regular pasta dough.
She then kneads the dough, rolls it out, and uses a pasta knife to make strands of tagliatelle.
It goes without saying that this can’t be called a “trick” as it doesn’t save time or energy overall, especially since dried pasta can be used on its own.
And while whipped pasta looks like flour, it’s actually not the same because it doesn’t have the same compounds found in 00 flour (pasta).
But, just in case, we ourselves tried …
Here’s our verdict…
“In short, it’s an awful lot of effort for something that tastes pretty bad.
“I ended up having to cook for 10 minutes, and dry pasta would be tastier and easier.
“The first attempt wasn’t polished enough, so I had to start over – and it’s so thick you could use a rolling pin. You need a car.
“If you want fresh pasta, go to a restaurant, buy fresh pasta or cook it yourself.
“This TikTok method is not suitable for this. This is an absolute waste of time.
“Also, you have to use a lot of pasta to make a lot less, which isn’t cost-effective, especially during a cost-of-living crisis.”
Clay Wilson, Associate Editor (Director of Features)
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