Making Pasta -using our Pasta Machine

What does making pasta have to do with a Poultry Equipment and Trap shop you ask?  Well we actually have a amazing array of interesting items, I refer to the shop as ‘abit of an Aladdin’s cave’  and one of my favourite sections is our kitchenware items – which I’d love to extend.  We sell pasta machines, mincers (and sausage funnels), food dehydrators and even ‘apple’  peeler/corer/slicers – much loved by my nieces. On the weekend  I made my gluten free lasagna. I love making pasta, and since having to go gluten free over a year ago have been struggling with fresh pasta.. but finally I think I’ve got it.  I loosely based my dough on this recipe from Gluten Free on a Shoestring – see recipe here  Cheating by using whole eggs – yes laid by our own beautiful speckled hens and made up the 3 cups of flour by using 1 cup of buckwheat, 1 cup of arrowroot and 1 cup of macro plain gluten free flour.  I mixed it up in my Kenwood with the dough hook – so much easier than kneading by hand, esp with my arthritic hands, and left it to rest in the fridge. A few hours later and quick kneed with a buckwheat/arrowroot flour mix, I rolled it through my new (only ever used for gluten free dough’s) pasta machine – yes the same one we sell in the shop 🙂  I did use a thicker – around 6, thickness setting but the dough held up really well.  We won’t talk about my first gluten free pasta dough attempts but they did fall to pieces and didn’t roll 🙁

Pasta Machine in Action        Pasta on bench

I did make lasagna but couldn’t resist cooking up a few left over pieces of pasta for a quick lunch – just lemon juice, freshly cracked black pepper and sprinkle of parmesan cheese – yum.

Cooked pasta                            Homemade Lasagna

So that’s the results and if you would like the pasta machine that rolled it, here is a link to our on-line shopping cart.

25th July 2018:  The kitchen equipment is here now