Thanks to Karen from Hornsea for this great recipe, perfect for those who are looking for a gluten-free recipe for fresh pasta.
My top tip: Be patient and keep practising, it can take a while!
100g: Rice Flour
100g: Corn Flour
3 Heaped teaspoons: Gluten Free Plain Flour
3 eggs: The bigger the better
Xantham Gum: 2 level teaspoons – really important and I’d never substitute it
2 Tablespoons: Olive Oil
Pinch of table salt
Pasta Maker, Pasta drier and if you have it, a food processor with a mixing attachment
Making the dough:
I find the easiest way to make the dough is to put all of the dry ingredients in my mixer with the eggs, put on a high speed and then add the oil until it starts to come together.
Sometimes the mixture can be a bit dry, but as long as you can pinch it together it will be okay – if not, add a drop more oil.
Just tip the dough and any crumbly bits out onto a large piece of cling film and pull it into a ball shape and leave on the side for about 10 minutes.
If my mixture is really sticky, I’ll put some gluten-free flour onto the clingfilm first before tipping the dough out.
Making the pasta:
This should be the fun bit, but until you have done it a few times, it can feel really frustrating!
I take small pieces of the dough (just enough to fit in the palm of my hand) and press them down to make it as flat as I can to make it easier to put through the pasta roller machine.
If the dough is sticky, just add a bit of gluten-free flour on each side before starting to put it through the machine.
Usually, mine comes out in broken chunks, but I just pat it together and keep going a few times until it starts to come out as a sheet.
This is the most time-consuming bit, but as soon as you have a long sheet that you have gradually made thinner by adjusting the rollers on the machine, you can then either use as-is for lasagne or with most machines you will get a tagliatelli and/or spaghetti attachment.
It definitely takes practice, but if you have been craving fresh pasta but can’t eat gluten, it is well worth the effort!