You may have seen my new pasta machine which I reviewed on 'What to Buy Wednesday' this week. I had used it to make some fresh pasta but today I thought I would try and make some gluten free tagliatelle.
I used a recipe from the Doves Farm website which can be viewed here:
If you are familiar with a gluten free diet you will know the name Doves Farm, they manufacture a lot of gluten free flours and baking ingredients. This recipe was so easy to make and it produced a good firm dough, now I just need to see if it will go through the pasta machine without falling to pieces.
Not having gluten in the dough means you lose a lot of the elasticity you would normally get in standard gluten dough so it does break up easily. It was a bit fiddly at first to roll it through but the recipe does advise to keep trying until it starts to come together. It does but it takes a bit of time and patience. I was also a little bit afraid of rolling the dough to thin so I didn't get past setting two of eight on the machine.
I was quite impressed to get something that resembled tagliatelle even if a bit thicker than I would of liked. It tasted ok though so with a bit more practice I think I could have this sorted. I do love fresh pasta it does taste so much nicer and it's so quick to cook. So for the first time not a bad effort. I may have to give you a regular update on my 'gluten free pasta progress'.
Let me know if you've tried making pasta, I would appreciate any top tips. I may see if Jamie Oliver has got a recipe, he makes everything look so easy. I could do with him coming round and teaching me, that would be good. Help Jamie help! Oh nice try Sue from the Brew.
You all take care now and feel free to join me again tomorrow for Autism Support Saturday.