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are great. It's basically a combination of cooked pasta, tomato and cheese and
anything else you want to throw in that is then placed in the oven to crisp up.
It's really cheap and easy and kids tend to love it.
Al dente is a fancy way of saying that pasta should be fully cooked but not soft and soggy. It is Italian that means 'to the tooth' as pasta is traditionally tasted by biting the pasta between your teeth.
cooking pasta in my microwave as I don't have to wait for the water to come to
Put your pasta in a large bowl with lots of water and season. I cook my pasta for around 10 minutes and stir it half way through. Test one piece and if you want to cook it for longer just bung it back in.
In terms of
water to pasta ratio, you should use around 4-6 quarts of water for every pound
of dry pasta. Once the water has come to the boil add the pasta and then bring
it back to the boil. Add some salt, stir occasionally and follow the
instructions on the packet to find out how many minutes to cook it for.
Pasta is so
simple in terms of ingredients. It usually just has wheat flour and eggs. It's
easy to make the dough but you really need a pasta machine to get the right
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