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#1 Tue 20 Mar 07 8:37pm

Lew1592

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Pasta Flour???

i have been looking everywhere for pasta flour, but noone has ever heard of it.  i read jamies book and i wanted to try it.  does anyone know where to buy it???  i have tried sainburys...

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#2 Wed 21 Mar 07 7:11pm

SonomaEddie

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Re: Pasta Flour???

Are you talking about semolina?  If you can't find it, you can make very good pasta with reg flour (or 00 flour if you can get it)  and eggs.
I use a couple of eggs to one cup of flour and stir it in mixing well and adding a bit more flour if needed.  (You don't want to get it too dry)
Then knead for about 10 minutes, cover with a bowl and let rest for 15 min. and roll it out or use the rollers on a pasta machine.
Eddie

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#3 Thu 22 Mar 07 10:25pm

Lew1592

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Re: Pasta Flour???

Yea, sounds really good.  I tried with reg flour, but it turned out well very white and not so great tasting.  I was reading a book of Jaime's when i discovered it and so it said to use Tippo 00.  As i mentioned i tried everywhere but no-one had heard of it.  Maybe i should just get hold of Jamie and order it from him. 

Thanks anyway, i'll try that asap. smile

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#4 Fri 23 Mar 07 5:09am

GeoffP

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Re: Pasta Flour???

Sainsburys stok two pasta flous, DovesFarm Organjc, and Spandoni tipo 00.

Most good quality fine cake flours will work - I've even done it with brown bread flour! And the colour comes from the egg yolks, not the flour.

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#5 Fri 23 Mar 07 2:56pm

Chanr

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Re: Pasta Flour???

I've tried making pasta from a packet of gluten free flour lying in the cupboard and it turned out fine. I find that regular flour works just fine for me for making pasta dough. As for flavouring and colouring, you could add a bit vegetable puree (of spinach for example) to the dough.

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#6 Fri 23 Mar 07 3:55pm

Grabar

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Re: Pasta Flour???

Hello.......for the pasta flour thing......you are free to use normal flour because it is similar to the pasta flour.....the most important thing for a good pasta dough are eggs......fresh good home-grown eggs......their yolks are much bigger and their color is more like dark yellow so the pasta becomes beautiful too see and it tastes good because the eggs have a fantastic taste.....but try not to put too many eggs because the pasta becomes too hard then..... thumbsup ....cya

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#7 Fri 23 Mar 07 5:19pm

sweetie-pie

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Re: Pasta Flour???

I buy 00 flour in Tesco or Waitrose - if your local store doesn't have it, then request it. I've requested things a couple of times at Tesco and they usually get them in smile

SP

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#8 Mon 26 Mar 07 12:28am

Lew1592

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Re: Pasta Flour???

i like the sound of that tesco, i will try that at the weekend

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#9 Wed 15 Apr 09 5:06pm

tomstone514

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Re: Pasta Flour???

i buy all my 00 flour from www.theitaliandeli.co.uk and i also buy my semolina flour from there. The reason i buy from them is that no-one else sells genuine Italian 00 flour and delivers next day. They sell Barilla (italys number one brand) for only 99p which is a steal especially as it is nearly 1 pound to a euro. I can not recommend them enough.

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#10 Wed 15 Apr 09 5:30pm

madamada

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Re: Pasta Flour???

If you can find it mix to 0 flour some durum (farina di grano duro) flour, start from eggs and according to their size you can add flour, some olive oil  (1 or 2 tbsp) a little salt and a squeeze of lemon. Let it rest covered or wrapped in film for 1/2 an hour then stretch it with rollpin or pasta machine patting it always on durum wheat flour so it doesn't stick

good luck


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