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Sep 17, 2007 07:41 PM

Fresh pasta sheets in MSP?

I'm making the butternut squash and hazelnut lasagne by Gourmet/epicurious this weekend for a dinner party and want to sub fresh lasagne sheets for the no-boil ones called for. Where do you all buy these in MSP? I'm in south Minneapolis; the closer to me (near Midtown Global Market and Powderhorn Park), the better. Thanks!

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  1. I'd call Broder's Cucina Italiana at 50th and Penn. They'd be my first stop for anything like that in SW Minneapolis.

    That's a great recipe, by the way. We just made it last week for company. We've always just used regular (cooked) lasagna noodles. My better half berated me for buying the no-boil ones once.

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    1. re: bob s

      I always buy fresh pasta sheets from Broder's for my lasagna, however I went there on Saturday to pick up some sheets and their machine was broken.

      I know that they are trying to get it fixed, but before I made the trip I would give them a call to see if they have repaired it.

    2. I've seen them at Trader Joe's.

      1. Oh the irony. How easy is pasta to make? Slowly.

        Pasta machines such as the Atlas are available for about 60 bucks.

        Buon Giorno in Mendota Heights has fresh pasta, as well as some high quality imports including Rustichella.

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        1. re: blowphishery

          Pasta making is not hard, but it is a skill that takes practice. Given the fact that the OP is hosting a party on Saturday, it may not be realistic to expect her to crank out great lasagna sheets by then.

          Where do people get semolina for pasta making in the cities?

            1. re: blowphishery

              I've gotten it at my coop, but my results were grainier than I like. I didn't know if there was a super-secret extra fine semolina flour that I didn't know about.


              1. re: bob s

                00 Durum Semolina - Super Fine

                I find that co-op grade semolina combined with 1/4 cake (or AP) makes a very smooth product.

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