I love pasta, but have missed it terribly. I am so excited about this recipe. It is free of grain and gluten, yet so delicious. I honestly did not know what to expect. A good pasta is hard to come by when you try to avoid grains. I made this for Valentine’s Day for a nice quiet dinner with my love. I would rather stay in and have him all to myself than sit in an over-crowded, over-priced restaurant.
- 1 3/4 c tapioca flour, plus more for dusting dough
- 3 tbsp packed coconut flour
- 1 tsp xanthan gum (this adds the elasticity needed for pasta dough)
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 c water, filtered
- 1/2 tbsp, olive oil
In a large mixing bowl combine 1 3/4 c tapioca flour, coconut flour, xanthan gum, salt. Mix ingredients; make a well in the middle of the flour. Add eggs and water. Blend slowly so you don not wear flour. Slowly add olive oil. You may need to add a little tapioca flour. you want the dough to feel soft and velvety, not tacky and sticky. Now you can refrigerate covered dough if you want to make the noodles later.
Make your noodles according to your pasta maker instructions. I made lasagna style noodles for my first try at homemade pasta. That way any “ugly” noodles are hid by the layers of goodness. I am thinking ravioli will be next.