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Easy Fresh Egg Spelt Pasta (Step by Step)

This week we are going to prepare home-made spelt (farro) pasta. In Italy there are several kinds of pasta, made with different ingredients, colours and shapes. Each type has its own precise measurements, name and tradition. Today we are going to make pappardelle. This pasta is very similar to tagliatelle, only a little bit easier to cut, with a thin and long rectangular shape (about 1,5- 2 cm wide).

Pappardelle is made by mixing flour (usually 00 or plain) with a few eggs. In the next posts I’ll show you how to prepare different kinds of pasta, some without eggs and some gluten-free recipes as well. First of all, let’s make a list of the things we need.

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 Spelt Flour (Farro) Pappardelle.

Preparation: 30 minutes +1 hour refrigeration

Cooking: 10-15 minutes

Ingredients

3-4 servings

100g (3.5 oz) plain flour (best if you find 00 flour, which is very fine)

200g (7 oz ) wholemeal spelt flour (whole wheat farro flour)

50 g (1.76 oz) of plain flour, for dusting

a pinch of salt

3 eggs

 Tools 

a large knife

a large wooden board (or a large table will do)

a long rolling pin

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Method.

1. Mix the flours with salt on a wooden board and make a well in the centre. Put three eggs in it, then mix them slightly using a fork.

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2. Starting from the outside edges, slowly combine the flour with the eggs.

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3. Work the dough until smooth.

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4. Fold a kitchen cloth around the dough and place it in an airtight container for about an hour (during this time the dough becomes more elastic).

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5. After an hour, take the dough (dust with some flour), divide it into two parts and using a rolling pin make two thin sheets of pasta.

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6. Using a rolling pin, roll the pasta from the outside inwards (see the picture).

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7. Cut the pasta (each cut should be about 2 cm, 0.70 inches, from the next). Roll and cut both sheets of pasta.

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8. Dust with more flour and separate the pappardelle on the wooden board, then cook and serve.

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Tip. Boil the pasta in plenty of hot water, with 1/2 a tablespoon of salt (no oil needed) for 10-15 minutes. Then drain and serve with fresh pesto or tomato sauce.

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Pappardelle di farina di farro.

Preparazione: 30 minuti+1 ora in frigorifero

Cottura: 10-15 minuti

ingredienti 

per 3-4 persone

100g di farina 00

200 g di farina di farro (preferibilmente integrale)

50 g di farina 00 (per non fare attaccare la pasta)

un pizzico di sale

3 uova

Utensili

un grosso coltello

una spianatoia in legno (abbastanza grande e con superficie ruvida)

un matterello lungo

1. Mescolate le farine e il sale su una spianatoia. Disponete la farina a fontana con tre uova al centro, poi sbattete leggermente le uova usando una forchetta. Unite gli ingredienti, partendo dal bordo esterno.

2. Lavorate fino ad ottenere un impasto omogeneo. Ricopritelo con un panno e mettetelo in un contenitore ermetico per circa un’ora (in questo modo l’impasto diventerà più elastico).

3. Dopo un’ora, prendete l’impasto (dividetelo in due) infarinate bene tutto e fate due sfoglie sottili con il matterello. Sempre aiutandovi con il matterello, arrotolare la pasta per tagliarla (vedi la foto).

4. Tagliate la pasta (ogni taglio deve essere distante 2 cm circa dal successivo). Infarinate e separate le pappardelle sulla tavola. Cuocete le pappardelle per 10-15 minuti e condite come preferite.

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Special Chocolate Chip Cookies For Grown-Ups!

Perfect served with a cup of coffee or tea, with just a little sugar and an intense dark chocolate flavour, these cookies are definitely for grown-ups! You can prepare this recipe for the kids, but I would recommend using a less bitter chocolate and adding a few extra teaspoons of sugar to dough. High in fiber and nutrients, with chocolate and hazelnuts these biscuits are delicious moments that melt in your mouth!

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Spelt chocolate chip cookies 

Ingredients
for 12-13 cookies

115 g (4 oz) butter

170 g (5.9 oz) wholemeal (wholewheat) spelt flour)

30 g (1 oz) corn starch

80g (2.8 oz) dark chocolate (with 70% cocoa solids), chopped

30 g (1 oz) hazelnuts toasted and ground (some grossly)

2 tablespoons honey

2 teaspoons brown sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder vanilla

2 tablespoons yogurt

a pinch of salt

Method.

1. Toast the hazelnuts in the oven at 170° C (338°F) for 10 minutes. Remove the skin by rubbing with a cloth, let cool and then grind the hazelnuts using a food processor. In a bowl mix the butter with honey and sugar.

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2. Aside, sift the flour with corn starch and baking powder. Combine the two mixtures and add the chocolate, the ground hazelnuts, a pinch of salt and yogurt.

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3. Work the mixture well until you have a compact dough.

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4. Put the dough in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Grease two large baking trays, shape the dough into little balls (4-5 cm ) and place them quite far apart from one another.

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5. Squeeze the dough gently with your fingers, in order to shape the cookies.

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6. Bake at 170 ° C (338° F) for 12-15 minutes. Place the cookies to cool on a rack.

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Cookies di farina di farro con cioccolato e nocciole.

Ingredienti

per 12-13 biscotti

115 g di burro

170 g di farina di farro integrale

30 g di amido di mais

80 g di cioccolato fondente al 70% tagliato a pezzettini

30 g di nocciole tostate e tritate (alcune anche grossolanamente)

2 cucchiai di miele

2 cucchiaini di zucchero di canna

1 cucchiaino di lievito per dolci vanigliato

2 cucchiai di yogurt

un pizzico di sale

Preparazione.

1. Tostate le nocciole in forno a 170° per 10 minuti, poi strofinate le nocciole (ancora calde) con un panno per togliere la pellicina. Lasciate raffreddare e tritate finemente con il tritatutto.

2. In una terrina mescolate il burro con il miele e lo zucchero.

3. A parte, setacciate e mescolate la farina con l’amido di mais e il lievito per dolci. Unite la farina al composto di burro, poi aggiungete anche il cioccolato a pezzetti, le nocciole tritate, lo yogurt e un pizzico di sale.

4. Lavorate bene, poi fate riposare in frigorifero per 1 ora.

5. Formate delle palline uguali con l’impasto (4-5 cm di diametro per pallina) e mettetele su due teglie unte, lasciando un po’ di spazio.

6. Schiacciate leggermente la pasta con le dita per dare la forma ai biscotti.

7. Infornate a 170° per 12-15 minuti, quindi i biscotti a raffreddare su una griglia.

Spelt Chocolate Cake with Honey.

 

A great cake for breakfast or as a snack. This recipe has half the amount of sugar normally used for cakes and is rich in nutrients. It becomes a great dessert when served with whipped cream or vanilla cream.

Ingredients

100 g butter (3.5 oz)

60 g brown sugar (2.1 oz)

4 teaspoons of honey

1 cup of milk

1 bag of baking powder (or 1 tablespoon)

3 egg yolks

175 g plain white flour preferably organic ( 6.1 oz)

175 g wholemeal spelt flour (6.1 oz)

3 tablespoons of cocoa powder

Preparation Method

1. Preheat the oven at 160 ° C (320 °F). Beat the butter with the sugar and honey until is smooth.

 

2. Add the egg yolks, the cocoa powder and a little bit of milk. Mix well.

3. In a bowl, mix the flour with the baking powder.

 

4. Gradually add all the ingredients, stir carefully and pour a little bit of milk in the mixture, if the result is too solid.

5. Cover a tin with baking paper (or grease the tin with butter), pour the mixture into the tin (I use a 25cm long x10cm wide tin)and bake for 20-30 minutes (depending on the oven). Let cool and serve.

Torta al cacao con farro e miele.

Ingredienti:

100 g di burro

60 g di zucchero di canna

4 cucchiaini di miele

1 tazza di latte

1 busta di lievito per dolci

3 tuorli d’uovo

175 g di farina 00 (possibilmente bio)

175 g di farina di farro

3 cucchiai di cacao in polvere

Metodo di preparazione

1. Preriscaldate il forno a 160°C. Lavorate bene il burro con lo zucchero e il miele.

2. Aggiungete i tuorli d’uovo, il cacao e un po’ di latte, amalgamando bene.

3. In una terrina, unite le farine al lievito, poi aggiungete (poco alla volta) tutti gli ingredienti, mescolando con cura e allungando con un po’ di latte se l’impasto è troppo solido.

4.  Versate il composto in una teglia (lunga 25cm x10 cm di larghezza) coperta con carta da forno (o imburrata) e infornate per 20-30 minuti (dipende dal forno) a 160° C. Lasciate raffreddare e servite.