Home made WATTLESEED PASTA
Wattleseed Pasta Dough (semolina egg pasta)
Using Mixer, flat beater and dough hook attachment, and egg pasta dough recipe from "Breadmaking Australia" book
- Carol Bates.
She uses Simply No Knead Pasta Dura Flour
, which I have tried and makes one of the
most superb pasta doughs using my Mixer and Pasta attachments.
When I don't have this flour, I use fine semolina (called Semolina Flour
from breadmaking stores. Fine semolina also available elsewhere).
I also added 2tablesps roasted ground wattleseed, which was first soaked in boiled water till it swelled up, and slightly more semolina as it was a bit wet during the stage when the mixer flat beater mixed it altogether.
There are instructions in the Mixer's Pasta Attachment manual on what process to use for forming a semolina egg pasta dough.
Lovely chocolate/coffee colour and speckled effect from ground wattleseed.
Wattleseed Pasta Sheets
When pasta sheets can be made from home, there is some versatility. Eg, not only is it convenient to cut down whatever size for whatever dish, but different Pasta Shapes
can be made:
-pappardelle (wide strips)
-linguine (thin strips)
-ravioli & tortellini
There's instructions in the Mixer's Pasta Attachment manual on the procedure for forming sheets.
Once Wattleseed pasta sheets are formed by the Mixer and Pasta Roller attachment, they pass through the Mixer's Fettucine attachment.
Dried home made wattleseed fettucine dusted with flour.
Not only handy to keep in stock, but can make ideal gifts for friends/family, wrapped in cellophane, and maybe placed into a hamper.