Not all pasta is created equal. This rings even more true that not all gluten free pasta is created equal. In fact, finding a delicious gluten free pasta that doesn’t become mushy when boiled is literally almost a miracle. We are so excited to tell you that we’ve done it!!! We’ve developed a gluten free pasta using our CUT flour!
It’s pasta week ahead and we are serving up incredible and delicious pasta recipes. We have developed a delicious home made pasta that doesn’t get mushy when boiled, can be cut either for fettucine or spaghetti and even stuffed…This blog will get you started! Hang on, it’s all so exciting. We can’t wait to share this recipe with you all 🙂
We know 100% that the thought of making your own gluten free pasta seems incredibly daunting and not attainable. Guess what? We’re hear to tell you that you can absolutely do this!! It’s a lot easier then you think. AND, the more times you do it, the faster you’ll get and the better you’ll become at handling the dough.
We’re not going to tell you that you absolutely have to have a pasta roller but this will make everything much easier. Your noodles will also have a better consistency and texture.
You can roll the dough by hand and then use a knife to cut it, however it’s difficult to roll it as thin as a pasta roller is capable of doing. It’s not a huge investment and once you make your own pasta it might just become an addiction…
Buying something similar to the one above is all you’ll need! The settings are standard and they all work similar. Check out Amazon, there’s numerous options in different price ranges. If you have a Kitchen aid mixer, there’s even an amazing pasta making attachment! Lol, no excuses.
Let’s make gluten free pasta!!!
There’s literally three ingredients in our pasta. Yes, honestly only 3! You’ll need CUT flour, eggs and salt. That’s it! The trick to making a smooth and workable pasta is to knead the dough well and make sure it doesn’t dry out. Mix, mix, mix. And then, knead, knead, knead.
Once you’ve mixed and kneaded your dough well, make a smooth round ball. You’ll then cut and divide it into four even sections. Wrap them in plastic wrap so they don’t dry out while you roll the dough through the pasta press.
Next is where the fun begins. Take a quarter of your dough and pat it into a flat round patty – like a hamburger. Set your pasta maker on the #7 setting and begin to turn the dough through the slot, pressing the dough. You’ll do at least 3 passes through this setting and then move to #6 and lastly #5.
Each time, you’ll notice the edges will crack. This is ok! The more times through and the lower the setting, you should see less cracking. Just push the edges together and put the dough through again!
As your sheet of pasta comes out, fold it into three to fix the sides and then roll it through the setting again. You’ll find quickly that it becomes workable and will stretch well. When the sheets are folded, press the edges together smooth, and prep your dough again for another pass.
Once your sheets have gone through the #5 setting, you’re ready to make noodles or use the sheets to cut for lasagna or better yet – ravioli!! But that’s another day 😉 Let’s start with just noodles!
You’ll simply attach the noodle attachment onto your roller and then pass the sheets through. As you crank, the noodles will form and you can cut them at whatever length you need. It is nice to find yourself a set of helper hands for this process. Even if it’s the kids…they love turning the crank. Just make sure they turn slowly!
Boil the water and you’re off to a delicious pasta meal! Does it seem to good to be true? Lol, gluten free pasta created in your own kitchen.
CUT PastaCourse: Main, PastaCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Medium
A fresh gluten free pasta that’s made from CUT flour! It’s absolutely delicious, and doesn’t go mushy when boiled. Combine with your favorite sauce and enjoy pasta again 🙂
2 cups CUT flour
2 tsp salt
- Combine all ingredients into a large bowl.
- Mix first with a fork and then knead the dough with your hands.
- The more stiff the dough is, the more kneading. Eventually you’ll have a workable dough that is smooth.
- Shape into a round ball.
- Cut into four even sections. Make one into a “patty” and start rolling through your pasta roller. The other three wrap in plastic wrap so they won’t dry out.
- Start on your pasta roller with a #7 thickness. Roll the dough “patty” through, fold into three halves, press the torn edges smooth and roll again. Do this at least three times on the #7 setting. If you need to incorporate a bit more flour go ahead. However you shouldn’t need much!
- Set the pasta roller to #6 thickness and do the same thing. Roll the dough through, fold into three halves, press the torn sides together and roll again. Continue repeating about three times and then the same procedure at a #5 setting.
- Once you’ve rolled your dough through #5 setting, it should be smooth and only have small torn edges. Go ahead and add the noodle attachment and make your choice of noodles!
- Roll it through pasta press at either the spaghetti or fettucine setting. Cut noodles at desired length.
- Boil a large pot of water. When water is rapidly boiling, transfer noodles into water and cook until “Al denté”. Approximately 15-20 minutes depending on the width of your noodle.
- Warm your favorite pasta sauce and pour a glass of wine! The most incredible GLUTEN FREE Italian dinner awaits 🙂
Stacey and Meg