Step-by-step guide to make wholesome spelt tagliatelle pasta
kolovoz 4, 2018
In this post I explained to you about my trip to Italy, where I learned how to make delicious tagliatelle. And since I’m a health nut, I wanted to make it a bit healthier. That’s where spelt flour came to place. Spelt pasta is a good, still yummy alternative to regular pasta.
Why spelt pasta?
Spelt is an ancient grain with a nuttier, more profound taste. I really love using it in cakes because it gives such depth of taste. If you haven’t tried it, you are really missing out! Spelt contains more manganese, zinc and copper than the modern wheat but they do have very similar nutritional profiles. Nevertheless, wholegrain spelt flour is a good alternative to regular wheat flour. Only mind that the dough will be a bit harder to roll out.
Why you should try to make your own spelt pasta?
It is FUN to play with flour, making the dough and rolling it out. Although it is a lengthy process…
Because you are bound to feel as a real Italian!
You will definitelly appreciate more the store bought pasta after this experience… 😉
I included step-by-step photos for you! Enjoy!
And don’t forget to challenge your friends to make some pasta together! It really is great fun, just be prepared to have flour everywhere! 😉
Step-by-step guide to make spelt tagliatelle
For each 100 grams of spelt flour you will need 1 large egg. I used 200 grams of flour and shaped it into a vulcano or a well. This will be enough to serve 4 people.
Crack the eggs in the middle whole of the “well”. Add a tiny pinch of salt.
Without breaking the well try to mix the eggs.
Slowly incorporate more and more flour until you have a ball of dough.
Knead the dough for 10 minutes. It should become a bit more elastic and softer to touch. The spelt flour does enable it to become really springy.
Leave the dough to rest for 30 min in the fridge. Prefereably coated with cling film.
Roll out the dough on a flat surface that has been dusted with flour. You have to roll it out as thin as possible (around 1-3 millimeters).
Dust with flour the whole surface of the dough and roll it up into a snake.
Cut small ribbon pieces as shown on the picture. They also must be quite thin, around 0.5 centimeters. Dust your tagliatelle again to prevent from sticking.
Boil your tagliatelle in salty water for around 5 minutes and serve with your sauce of choice.
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