what flour blend substitute should I use for making homemade pasta? For example, I will be...
making potato gnocchi tomorrow. What if I were making any other type of pasta?
All purpose flour works just fine for gnocchi and most other pastas like penne, ravioli or angel hair. For my noodles I use AP flour, salt, egg yolks and a teeny bit of water. If you are looking for a little variation, try substituting tomato or spinach puree for the water for red and green pasta.
If you really want to go way out for something different, instead of using traditional pasta for those spaghetti dishes, here is what we sometimes do.
Cook up a Spaghetti Squash - available seasonably at most produce departments - then open it and scrape the insides out per the instructions which are usually on the skin.
Set that aside.
Cook some French-cut green beans until they are just past al'dente. Drain, then set aside.
Now combine the squash insides and the green beans until they are well mixed.
Treat them as you would any other spaghetti by adding sauces, cheese, etc.
This isn't a substitute for good old fashioned pasta, but it is much lower in calories and carbohydrates.
Let me know how you like it.
by Susan Britton 6 years ago
Do you have a special way to make pasta on Spaghetti Night at your house? I am looking for quick and easy ways to enhance pasta dishes. Last week I roasted lemon slices on a tray in the oven. Then I squeezed the juice out of them and added the roasted lemons also to olive oil,salt and pepper and...
by tastiger04 5 years ago
What's a good substitute (if there are any) for noodles in a pasta dish?Just curious if anyone found any "healthy" options when it comes to making pasta....noodles are unarguably the best part, but once in a while I run into someone who is avoiding carbs when I am trying to prep a meal.
by ChasingAutumn 5 years ago
Is there a good substitute for all purpose flour when it comes to gluten free cooking?
by sarovai 7 years ago
I tried with the recipe they give in pockets. But I never felt tasty. Can anybody share pasta with veg recipe?
by H C Palting 6 years ago
Why would anyone pour sugar onto spaghetti?I know two people who do this and even they can't explain why. It's not bad enough that white pasta will act like sugar in their systems very quickly, they pour the white stuff onto their pasta & red sauce too.
by Xenonlit 6 years ago
What is the best type of flour for Pasta?There are many types of flour, regular, all purpose, baking flour and so on. This question asks for a discussion of favorite flour types for making fresh, homemade pasta. Please explain why your choice is better.
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