FRESH SQUID INK PASTA DOUGH
I recently became enamoured and curious about squid ink, so I hopped onto Amazon, found this Squid Ink 90g
and ordered it up! As soon as it arrived I was excited to use it right away and I knew exactly what I was going to make...PASTA!! It really turned out really well. Having never used it, tried it or even seen it before, I wasn't sure what to expect. It has a really nice, yet subtle seafood flavour that you will enjoy.
Here's what you'll need
- 2 cups flour (all-purpose is fine)
- 3 large eggs
- 2 tbsp squid ink (click here to order up this Squid Ink 90g)
- 1 pinch salt
- dump the flour into a bowl, make a well in the centre, crack your eggs, add the squid ink and salt
- using a fork, start to slowly incorporate the flour picking up more and more from the sides as you go, and once a dough starts to form you can use your hands to finish it off and you're done!
- wrap it up and let it rest at least an hour in the fridge
ROLLING OUT THE DOUGH
Rolling out the dough could not be simpler. Take a quarter of the dough, place it on your countertop and press with the palm of your hand to flatten it as much as you can. Set your pasta machine on the widest setting and stuff the dough into the rollers. Do this five or six times folding the dough in half each time. Turn the knob on your machine to the next setting and pass it through. Turn the knob again and pass through. Keep doing this until you get to the thickness you want. Now you're ready to cut or stuff the pasta.
- use the pasta any way you would use any pasta dough