Friday, August 19, 2011

Fresh Pasta Part 1

So certain people in our home want to lose weight, okay all of us except Kaitlyn and Kirby.  I basically am a lost cause for the rest of the year on the exercise to lose weight part.  However, I can get us eating right.

Last week I decided I was going to get a pasta maker and try to make soy pasta (praying it is going to taste okay).  I found this recipe.

2 cups soy flour
1.5 tsp salt
2 eggs
2 Tbsp canola oil
4-6 Tbsp water

In mixing bowl, combine soy flour and salt. Make a well in the center. Add egg and canola oil. With a fork, slowly whisk egg and oil into the surrounding flour/salt mixture until dough is coarse and crumbly. Add 1 Tbsp at a time of water at a time, incorporating with flour. Work dough with the heel of the hand for 5 minutes. Cover with inverted bowl and let rest. 

To make spaghetti:
Using a pasta extruder (not the PlayDough one. Mine is a Kitchenaid attachment), feed dough in walnut-sized pieces. Spaghetti will be pressed through the machine. Cut pasta to preferred lengths (usually 8-10”). Let rest on a towel for up to an hour. 

Bring lightly salted water to a rolling boil in a 2 quart pan on the stove. Add spaghetti. Cook for 6 minutes. Drain and serve. Makes about 16 ounces of noodles.

Nutritional Information for 1/8 of the recipe: Calories: 125 ,Carbohydrates: 10g, Fiber: 6g, Net Carbohydrates 4g, Protein: 19g, Fat: 6 g

So I ordered a Pasta Machine and waited for its arrival. Well it arrived yesterday! I already had dinner planned for yesterday so playing with the pasta machine would have to wait.

Here it is, part one of the pasta making.

It now sits for an hour, I will then run it through the pasta machine and let the spaghetti sit for another hour before it cooks.  So there will be another post coming later!  Until then ...

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