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An adaptation of a recipe from Bette Hagman's Gluten Free Gourmet. It handles more easily and is better tasting and more nutritious due to the addition of bean flour. This pasta is better than store bought dried pasta but not as good as normal homemade pasta made from durum wheat. Well we can't have everything now can we. The bean flour can be easy-to-find garfava flour, but if you can, make your own Great Northern Bean flour for this. It tastes much milder and will really improve the quality of the pasta. If you double the recipe, you can use 5 large eggs instead of 6 medium eggs. You can also freeze the pasta after rolling and cutting it- then just drop it into water whenever you want fresh pasta.
- Sift dry ingredients together and stir in a stand mixer with a bread attachment.
- In a separate bowl beat together the eggs and oil.
- Add beaten eggs/oil to the dry mix and mix well, scraping down the sides as needed.
- Let the mixer knead this dough until thoroughly mixed.
- Form a ball of dough and wrap in plastic wrap.
- Refrigerate the dough for at least an hour.
- The dough should be firm enough to roll it out on a clean smooth surface with minimal flouring of surfaces (use corn starch or sweet rice flour to flour surfaces).
- Roll out balls of dough the size of golf balls until VERY thin (thin enough to be translucent).
- Cut into 3/8 inch strips for linguini, or use for ravioli, lasagna, or whatever else you have in mind.
- Cook in gently boiling salted water with oil added (the oil is important for this type of pasta) and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Made the recipe using garbanzo flour since that is all I had. Will try using some Great Northern when I can get my hands on it. Consistency was great, I made lasagne noodles using my kitchenaid attachment. I made sure that the dough was not sticky and floured it in between steps, and it went through beautifully. Setting 5 worked well, I may try 6 next time just to see how thin I can go. 5 minutes cooking time seemed perfect, every sheet held up well. Yummi Lasagna!
Although the raw dough tastes terrible, don't be fooled! This pasta is delicious! I hand-rolled it into ravioli for my boyfriend who has Celiac's, and he gave it rave reviews. I also thoroughly enjoyed it, and would gladly substitute it for normal pasta any day. The dough is incredibly sturdy, and is a good arm-workout if you are hand-rolling! Enjoy! It really is fantastic!