WHOLE WHEAT FRESH PASTA DOUGH

Right now a good idea is to try and make a staple food as pasta is, fresh and healthy, with organic whole wheat flour. Something we are concerned of in these days is to eat healthily more than ever...

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If me and my wife have guests at home we might go for the simple white, tender wheat flour (farina di grano tenero).

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PASTA MADE AS ONCE UPON A TIME

For many of us tradition is tradition, that’s the way to eat, as pasta is intended. So we don’t break traditions for them...   ;-)

BUT...

I never tried whole wheat flour before, but now rare are the occasions in which I go back. It really has a rich taste and pairs nice with any type of pasta sauce...

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WHOLE WHEAT FRESH PASTA DOUGH RECIPE

Preparation Time: 20 min

INGREDIENTS: Yield about 4 serving of pasta

  • 1 lb (454g) whole wheat flour
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • pinch of salt

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a mixing bowl add the whole wheat flour, eggs, olive oil and a pinch of salt.
  2. Begin by simply beating the eggs with the flour until it becomes smooth, then using fingers and knuckles of your hands start kneading until combined, even though it will take a little work.
  3. If you end that it’s too sticky then add a little more flour or on the other side if the dough is too dry add just a little more water and keep kneading. You must end with a well combined, rough pasta dough big as a grapefruit.

NOTE

If you aren’t going to make some pasta shapes as soon as you ended making the dough you’ll need to cover it with a damp clean towel or plastic wrap. This is more like in summer, with warm weather fresh pasta dough dries out very easily.

WATCH MY STEP-BY-STEP PICS...

I took a few pics below to show you how I do it. Made short, it's pretty darn simple.   ;-)

I’m the real wholemeal “pusher” at home and when I reach the time I make this pasta dough with whole wheat or even organic spelt flour.

Now done many times using extra virgin olive oil and eggs. Through trial and error I experiment different pasta shapes too.

Whole Wheat Flour

I found out that kneading directly in a mixing bowl worked best for me even though it’s odd.

I know it’s uncommon, maybe for beginners, but very practical for small batches.

More because I hate to spread the flour around, (you know how we men are) and only after I take the pasta dough to the kneading board to stretch it out and shape the pasta I want.