Who doesn’t like a bowl of fresh soft home-made pasta? Yet one of the biggest mistakes people make when making home-made pasta is choosing the wrong flour! Yes, that’s right, not the amount of flour, not the amount of eggs or if you’re stretching it enough, is simply the flour! Choosing the right flour is key to having the perfect light, soft and bouncy pasta we all like.
A lot of people believe home-made pasta is a complicated thing, bit it isn’t really, if you know what you’re doing, and the first thing you need to know is of course, what flour to use for home-made pasta. Whether you’re making Northern Italian style of pasta or Southern Italian, flour is key!
So I decided to make this video explaining How to Choose the Best Flour for Pasta Making. I go through two of the most commonly used flours, why choose one or the other and which flour not to use and why.
WHY MAKE YOU’RE OWN PASTA
Don’t get me wrong, I love dried pasta, but really when it comes to pasta nothing beats home-made fresh pasta. If you do it right it is the lightest and most delicious food.
Of course no one has the time to make fresh pasta everyday or every week even, but, every now and then is so nice to take the time to make your own Spaghetti, Tagliatelle or Gnocchi, especially when you have people coming over and you really want to impress them.
I find that fresh pasta absorb better any sauce, therefore making a nicer bowl of food. Of course the next best thing would be getting pasta trafilatta al bronzo or bronze die, but I’ll explain that in another post.
Now we’re in Summer I will definitely be making more pasta dishes at home starting with my husband’s three favourite Broccoli Pasta Primavera, Easy One Pot Courgette Pasta and of course Gnocchi alla Sorretina with my How to Make Gnocchi alla Sorrentina Recipe.
When I made these recipes I used standard dried pasta, but now we got a new pasta machine we’ll definitely be getting our pasta skills out! And I hope you too really try to make your own pasta home, now that you’ve watched the video How to Choose the Best Flour for Pasta Making you’re on your way of becoming the pasta guru and impress friends and family.
I hope this video has given you some useful tips and info on pasta making. See you later this week with another recipe.
HAPPY COOKING :-)!!