Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Gluten Free PASTA

This is just so deliciously easy and don't forget cheap!  YUM!

For each serving;
100gm Gluten Free Baking Mix
1 egg
1-2 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Pinch of Salt
little bit of water if too dry/little bit of flour if too wet

1.  Put flour in pile on your workbench (I use a cookie tray to counteract the MESS!), make a well in the baking mix/flour.

2.  Put egg, oil, and salt into the well.

3.  Gradually bring the flour over the wet ingredients mixing it all up with your hand.  It should begin looking like breadcrumbs - keep on going - it will then begin to take on the shape of dough.  If it's too wet, add flour, or if its too dry a little bit of water.

4. Knead the dough until it looks smooth and a little "elastic".  Leave to rest for 30 minutes or so - you can make the sauce while you wait! :)

5.  I made mine using my new pasta machine, but you can roll it by hand if you want.  Pat your portion into a flat disc shape.  At the widest setting,  roll the pasta through, and then fold into fourths and do again around 3 times.  Then moving to a smaller setting every time roll the pasta through until it is as thin as you want it.  I then used the tagliatelle rollers to make yummy tagliatelle.

Gluten Free pasta does crumble a little bit, so it won't "look" perfect - but it tastes SUPERB!