cutting tagliatelle
Dinner,  Healthy

Step-by-step guide to make wholesome spelt tagliatelle pasta

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?

  1. It is FUN to play with flour, making the dough and rolling it out. Although it is a lengthy process…
  2. Because you are bound to feel as a real Italian!
  3. 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

Step 1.

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.

spelt flour on a wooden board
Spelt flour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2.

Crack the eggs in the middle whole of the “well”.  Add a tiny pinch of salt.

eggs and flour
The eggs in the middle of the well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3. 

Without breaking the well try to mix the eggs.

eggs and flour
Whisking the eggs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4.

Slowly incorporate more and more flour until you have a ball of dough.

ball of dough for pasta
Ball of dough.

Step 5.

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.

shaping doung, kneading
Kneading the dough.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6. 

Leave the dough to rest for 30 min in the fridge. Prefereably coated with cling film.

Step 7.

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).

rolling out dough for pasta

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 8.

Dust with flour the whole surface of the dough and roll it up into a snake.

making pasta tagliatelle homemade

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 9.

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.

cutting pasta at home
Cutting the tagliatelle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 10.

Boil your tagliatelle in salty water for around 5 minutes and serve with your sauce of choice.

Congradulations! You just made YOUR OWN pasta!

You can try the vegan “Bolognese” sauce from my old blog with the pasta you made… yourself!

Feel free to print out the recipe here:

Step-by-step guide to make wholesome spelt tagliatelle pasta

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Category: pasta

Cuisine: Italian

Yield: 4

Serving Size: 1

Calories per serving: 205

Fat per serving: 2,5 g

Carbs per serving: 35 g

Protein per serving: 10,5 g

Fiber per serving: 4,5 g

Sugar per serving: 0 g

Sodium per serving: 25 mg

Cholesterol per serving: 93 mg

Step-by-step guide to make wholesome spelt tagliatelle pasta

Delicious and healthy pasta recipe!

Ingredients

  • 200 grams of whole grain spelt flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Shape 200 grams of flour into a vulcano or a well.
  2. Crack the eggs in the middle whole of the "well".  Add a tiny pinch of salt.
  3. Without breaking the well try to mix the eggs.
  4. Slowly incorporate more and more flour until you have a ball of dough.
  5. 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. 
  6. Leave the dough to rest for 30 min in the fridge. Prefereably coated with cling film.
  7. 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). 
  8. Dust with flour the whole surface of the dough and roll it up into a snake.
  9. 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.
  10. Boil your tagliatelle in salty water for around 5 minutes and serve with your sauce of choice.

Notes

You can leave the leftover pasta to dry for around 24 hours until completely dry and keep in an airtight container for up to a month.

Thank you for visiting me and learning something new! Please tag me #lifeinbalance to see what have you created!

Renata!

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