Recently my friends purchased the pasta maker attachment for their Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer, and an idea was born, let’s have a pasta making party! So we gathered together, and made two batches of homemade pasta, one gluten-free for me (which we ran through the machine first to prevent cross contamination), and a gluten-full version for them. We researched several recipes and methods, developed a plan of action, and had a lot of fun in the process. The result was a great homemade gluten-free spaghetti that was not only delicious, but fun to make.
- 2 c. Gluten-Free Flour (I used Bob’s Redmill 1 to 1 Baking Flour)
- Additional Gluten-Free Flour to prevent the dough from sticking to surfaces.
- 3 3/4 tsp. Potato Starch (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
- 1/2 tsp. Kosher Salt
- 4 Eggs
- 1 tbsp. Olive Oil (I used Trader Joe’s)
- 1/3 c. Warm Water
- In a large mixing bowl, add the 2 cups of flour, potato starch, salt, olive oil, and 2 eggs.
- In a different bowl, separate the yolks from the remaining 2 eggs.
- Add the additional egg yolks to your mixture.
- Using a food processor (or a whisk if you do not have one), fully combine all the ingredients.
- Mix the ingredients until the dough begins to clump together.
- After the dough begins to clump, use a dough hook to continue mixing the dough for about 5 minutes until smooth. If the dough does not clump, add additional warm water a few teaspoons at a time.
- Lightly flour a flat work surface, and place your dough down.
- Split the dough into 4 even parts.
- Select 1 section of dough to begin working with, and wrap the remaining dough parts in plastic wrap.
- Knead the section of dough you are working with and smooth and roll into a rectangle.
- Dust the rectangle of dough with a light coat of gluten-free flour, and feed through your pasta machine. The settings on every machine are slightly different, so you may have to play around with your machine to find the right setting so that the pasta doesn’t tear when going through the machine.
- Form the spaghetti into nests while you repeat this process until all of the dough has been made into spaghetti.
- When you are ready to cook the pasta, add salt to a large pot of water and bring to a boil.
- Add the pasta to the water for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until you achieve an al-dente texture.
- Serve with your favorite sauce and toppings (this time I topped my pasta with broccoli rabe, sausage, and fresh mozzarella) and enjoy!