Monday, October 25, 2010

Gluten-Free Homemade Pasta

I am a pasta freak. I love to make it from scratch. I am not letting the whole gluten free thing stop me. Here is my recipe for the noodles I am making at home now. I used it tonight for fettucine alfredo.
1 cup tapioca flour
1 cup cornstarch
6 tablespoons potato starch
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
9 teaspoons xanthan gum
6 large eggs
3 tablespoons olive oil

In a medium bowl, combine flours, salt, and xanthan gum.
In a seperate bowl beat the eggs lightly and add the oil.

In the Kitchenaid mixer on dough attachment pour the egg-oil liquid into the flour mixture, and run for about 3 minutes.
Place the ball of dough on a potato starch-floured surface in between rolling it with the pasta attachment to desired thin-ness.
I let mine sit for 2 hours after this, covered with saran wrap.
Cut into desired shape. I used the wide fettuccine attachement on my kitchenaid
To cook pasta:  This is where gluten free pasta differs... cooking time. Cook in boiling water, add 1 TB oil and 1 TB salt, for about 10 to 12 minutes depending on the thickness and size of your pieces.