Sourdough Pasta Recipe

Another sourdough starter recipe... I feel like I'm on repeat.. but I tell you... there's so many ways to use it and there is absolutely never a reason to throw it away! Cue in homemade pizzas, crackers and now...pasta!! Truth be told, I've always wanted to make pasta at home and although I know its really simple, I've always been intimidated. This recipe is so easy, literally anyone can make sourdough starter discard pasta at home! Did I mention, it's absolutely delicious too? They are SOO good!

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Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup Starter

  • 1 scant cup Flour (I use bread, but you can use AP too)

  • 1/4 cup Semolina Fine Flour

  • 1 Egg

  • 1 Egg Yolk

  • 1 1/8 tsp Olive Oil

  • 1 tsp Salt

 

Instructions:

STEP 1: Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.

 

 

STEP 2: Mix it by hand until all flour has been hydrated. This is going to take some time, don't fret, it will completely incorporate after some kneading. TIP: If the dough is too sticky to handle, continue to add more flour a 1/2 tablespoon at a time until no longer sticky and is easily workable.

STEP 3: Now knead the dough until smooth.

 

 

STEP 4: Wrap in plastic wrap, plastic food storage with lid or air-tight glass dish and sit on counter for 2 hours.

STEP 5: Then place dough in fridge to sit for another 2 hours or up to 2 days to ferment.

 

STEP 6: When ready to prep for dinner. Roll out dough till very thin and then cut as desired. I used a pastry cutting wheel but you can use a pizza wheel or knife.

 

 

STEP 7: Bring pot with 4 cups water and 1 tablespoon salt to a boil and cook pasta for 1-3 minutes. Enjoy!!

DRYING FRESH PASTA FOR LATER

Drying your fresh pasta for use for later is EASY peasy! The pasta keeps good for 6 months or longer in a air tight container as long as all the moisture is completely gone when you store it.

To dry your pasta, lay the noodles across a parchment lined baking sheet or preferably a dehydrator rack in a single layer and allow to AIR dry for at least 48 hours but honestly I let mine dry for 1 whole week before storing just to ensure all moisture was gone. (I let mine dry inside of the dehydrator too to avoid any dust while drying.) Then remove pasta from rack and store in mason jar or other air-tight container in pantry! Its literally just that simple!

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