Ener-G Egg Replacer No-Egg Pasta Dough
|2||cup||unbleached bread flour (Kind Arthur, etc.)|
|1 1⁄2||tsp||Ener-G Egg Replacer|
|1 1⁄2||tbsp||Olive oil|
One pasta machine with noodle attachments ( spaghetti, fettuccini, etc. ). In a mixing bowl, combine flour, egg replacer, and flax meal. Mix together until well blended for about 1 ½ minutes. Start from the center, and spread the flour out with a fork, making a “well” and pour in the water and oil. Using the fork, gradually stir the water/oil in a circular motion while pulling some of the flour into the mix slowly. Continue with this procedure until all the flour is mixed together and the dough is stiff. Now either use a paddle to mix the dough slightly, or place it on a flat surface and kneading the dough until smooth (about 2 minutes ). Cover dough with a cloth or plastic wrap and let it set for at least 15 minutes. After the dough has set, cut into thirds and press out into 4x8 inch or 4x9 inch long sections. Set the pasta machine sheeter attachment to 7( not too thin ). Sprinkle flour over sheeter rollers while cranking, then sprinkle flour over the dough on both sides. Rub the dough to keep noodles from sticking after the cutting process. Press one end of the dough very thin to put into the noodle cutter, and start turning clockwise. Once the dough is going through the cutter, place your other hand under the cutter to catch the noodles while still cranking. Lay the noodles down and transfer onto a drying surface, separated. Let dry at least 2 hours.
Cooking Instructions: Bring to boil in a medium to large pot (depending on amount of noodles being cooked, add 1 tsp. Salt to every 2 quarts water) and allow to boil for at least 1 minute. After a minute, add the noodles and cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Taste a noodle strand after 4 minutes. If noodles are too dense, or not soft enough, continue to cook 2 more minutes or until desired tenderness has been reached. Serve with favorite pasta sauce.
*Note on bread flour: protein content should be 4-5%. NOT SUITABLE FOR GLUTEN-FREE DIETS.