Peetz S.M.A.R.T Homemade Pasta
Peetz S.M.A.R.T Homemade Pasta is made with Peetz S.M.A.R.T Blend flour. This means it is high in fibre, made with ancient grains, and gluten free. S.M.A.R.T is made with sorghum, millet, arrowroot, brown rice flour and tapioca flour.
Grab your pasta machine! Here we will walk you through each step to making perfect pasta. The S.M.A.R.T way!
Peetz S.M.A.R.T Homemade Pasta
- 5 eggs large
- 1 - 1 1/2 cups Peetz S.M.A.R.T Blend, plus extra for the counter top
- 1 tablespoon olive oil extra virgin
- Place flour in the centre of a clean worksurface.
- Make a well in the centre of the flour.
- Break eggs into the well. Add olive oil.
- Start beating the eggs, using a fork.
- Then, start to draw some of the flour inward, toward the egg mix.
- As it thickens, begin to mix with your hands.
- If the dough sticks to your hands, add a little more Peetz S.M.A.R.T Blend
- Place the dough aside.
- Scrap up any excess dough, to clean your space.
- Wash hands to prepare for the next stage.
- Set the pasta machine rollers to the widest settings.
- Place half of the dough through the machine.
- Fold the dough in half, top to bottom.
- Set machine to the next lowest setting. Place through machine once.
- Set to the next lowest setting again. Place through machine once.
- Continue on until the pasta has been passed through the next to last setting.
- Repeat with the next piece of dough.
- Then, machine cut noodles, or hand cut lasagna.
- Separate noodles. Let dry for 15 minutes.
- If making into lasagna, do not allow to dry.
- Proceed with the rest of the recipe of your choice, for making pasta, ravioli or lasagna dishes.
Chef Tips and Tricks
Which pasta shapes can I make with a standard pasta machine?
You can make any type of thin flat pasta. Think lasagne, fettuccini or linguine. For other shapes like spaghetti, penne or macaroni, you will need a different attachment and cutter.
What is the best way to make sure my pasta is cooked perfectly?
Great question! First make sure you cook the pasta in water that is well salted. It should taste like the Mediterranean sea.
Then, before you add the pasta, make sure the water is at a full rolling boil. Large bubbles should be visible in the water.
Next, do not overcook the pasta! Fresh pasta only takes a couple of minutes to cook, even from frozen. Even a filled pasta, such as ravioli never exceeds 4 minutes of cooking time.
Save a cup of water for the pasta sauce! You will notice we do this in some upcoming recipes. This water helps add flavour from the salt added to the water.
Then, drain your pasta, but do not rinse. The starch on the pasta helps sauce to adhere to it.
Can I freeze Peetz S.M.A.R.T Homemade Pasta ?
Yes! One rainy afternoon, think about filling your freezer this way. Place fresh pasta on a baking sheet. Try to spread the noodles out a bit so the pasta does not clump together.
Next, place the baking sheet in the freezer for 15 minutes. Then, place the pasta into freezer bags. Press out all the air and freeze for later use.