Posted by: Jonjon | January 24, 2009

Dough – Pasta – Egg and eggless pasta

Dough – Pasta – Egg
• 2/3 egg, beaten 33g 23%
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 85g 61%
• 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon water 20ml 14%
 Total 138g

This recipe’s Ingredients were scaled to yield a new amount. The directions below still refer to the original recipe yield of 3 servings.
1. In a medium sized bowl, combine flour and salt. Make a well in the flour, add the slightly beaten egg, and mix. Mixture should form a stiff dough. If needed, stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons water.
2. On a lightly floured surface, knead dough for about 3 to 4 minutes. With a pasta machine or by hand roll dough out to desired thinness. Use machine or knife to cut into strips of desired width.

Dough – Pasta – Eggless

2-1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, 311g
1 cup of cold water, 236.59g
2 teaspoons of olive oil, 9g
and a pinch of salt.

1 and ¼ cup of all purpose flour 155g 55%
½ cup of water 118g 42%
1 teaspoon of olive oil 4.5g 1%
And a pinch of salt
277.5 g

Directions .

The pasta can be made by hand, the same as a pasta with eggs, by making a well in the flour on a flat surface, putting the water, oil and salt into the well, and gradually incorporating the flour into the wet ingredients. Once the mixture has come together, knead it until you have a smooth ball.

Final Conclusion
I learnt that in order to make the pasta non sticky after it has done cooking, you need to rinse it in cold water. I only kneaded my dough for 5minutes, and the result was not a very chewy pasta. However, the egg pasta was more chewy and bouncy than the one made with the flour. However, upon mixing with the flavorful sauces, the floury taste went away immediately. So the texture of the noodles were important, and next time I will do some kneading to see if it will increase in its chewiness.


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