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Homemade gluten free pasta recipe

Homemade gluten free pasta recipe

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Making fresh gluten free pasta at home is a defiantly something that takes time but the results are always worth it. It’s a simple process and can be fun to make with the kids making it a fun meal from prep to the table.

It is great to show the kids how foods are made and what better than one of all kids favourites pasta, so what are you waiting for give it a go!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice flour (see Notes)
  • 1/2 cup tapioca starch (see Notes)
  • 1 tablespoon xanthan gum (see Notes)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Extra brown rice flour, to dust

EQUIPMENT

  • You will need a food processor and a pasta machine for this recipe.

METHOD

  • Step 1
    Place brown rice flour, tapioca starch, xanthan gum, eggs and olive oil in a food processor. Process until a dough just forms (do not over-process). Shape mixture into a ball. Knead on a lightly floured surface for 30 seconds until smooth. Wrap in plastic wrap. Rest dough for 30 minutes at room temperature.
  • Step 2
    Divide dough into 8 equal portions (see notes). Using the palm of your hand, flatten 1 portion until 2cm thick. Dust dough with extra flour. Set pasta machine on the thickest setting. Feed dough through machine while turning handle. Fold each short end of dough into the centre to form a smaller rectangle. Repeat process twice or until surface of dough comes out smooth.
  • Step 3
    Reduce the width of machine rollers by 1 setting. Lightly dust dough with extra flour. Feed dough through machine. Repeat until dough is 1.5mm thick. Using the cutting attachment, cut pasta to your desired thickness. Lightly dust with extra flour. Place under a damp tea towel until ready to use. Repeat with remaining dough portions. Use immediately with your favourite sauce, or see related recipe.

NOTES

  • Brown rice flour and xanthan gum are available from large supermarkets and health food stores. Tapioca starch is available from some large supermarkets, health food stores and Asian food shops.
  • Dividing the dough into smaller portions makes it much easier to handle.

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