Macaroni Blanched Product
we used to call it macaroni - or even noodles. Now it seems as though everyone uses the word "pasta." Maybe the word pasta is better because it's so close to another word that explains what noodles are really all about - paste. Pasta and paste have very similar recipes. Most pasta is made by extrusion (x-TRU-shun), which means it is squirted out of special nozzles that give it special shapes - Flour, egg, and salt are required Blanching (also spelled blenching) is a cooking term that describes a process of food preparation where in the food substance, usually a vegetable or fruit, is plunged into boiling water, removed after a brief, timed interval and finally plunged into iced water or placed under cold running water (shocked) to halt the cooking process.