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Homemade Spelt Pasta

Ah, pasta.  Often a staple in most households, this versatile staple can make any meal a delectable masterpiece of creativity.  I have always wanted to learn how to make pasta, but for so long, I feared the process; it always seemed so daunting.  My to my surprise, it is a super simple process.  Making homemade pasta is a great way to reduce plastic waste and control what is in your food, as always, but the most rewarding part of the experience would be the great bonding experience achieved by enjoying this process with your family.  

The first step was deciding what flour to use.  I went with Spelt as I felt it was the best option for a nutrient rich pasta that did not fall apart. The recipe used was super simple. Try it and let me know what you think!

Ingredients:

1 cup – Spelt Flour

½ cup – Tapioca Flour

½- 1 Teaspoon – Himalayan Salt

1 teaspoon – Extra Virgin Olive Oil

½ cup – Warm water

Add the dry ingredients into a bowl and mix.  Then slowly add water.  As different climates can impact the dough, you may need to adjust your dough with more flour or less water.  The dough should not be super dry or too moist.  Roll into a ball and let it sit in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Cut the dough into 3 smaller pieces and then roll them flat for about a minute.  Using a pasta machine, flatten your dough, fold in half and repeat the process on setting 1.  If you want to make fettucine, repeat the process on setting 1 at least 3 times.  Then you can put into the fettucine maker and make you meal! If you want spaghetti, use setting 1, 2 and if you really want it to be thin, setting 3 to flatten the pasta, and the last run to make the noodles. 

My suggestion is to cook the food immediately.  In one pan, have your sauce simmering and cook your pasta in a medium pot.  Let the water boil and then cook the pasta on medium heat for roughly 6 minutes, or until tender.  Mix with the sauce your created for about 2 minutes and then enjoy.

Things to note, the dough does not cook well after being in the fridge; making the pasta fresh is best. If you make to much, you can eat reheat the leftovers, but cutting the recipe in half is a better option! Less waste and fresh food is again the best approach.

 

Enjoy!

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