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Easy Homemade Beetroot Pasta Dough


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Description

A fun pink hued beetroot pasta dough from a simple trick of using canned beetroot. Make some delicious pink noodles and wow your friends and family.


Ingredients

  • 430 grams flour, see notes
  • 120 grams room temperature eggs, that will be two large eggs
  • 135 grams beetroot, see notes

Instructions

  1. Blend the beetroot roughly in a mini food processor or with a stick blender. (I use a food bullet/smoothie maker).
  2. Add the eggs and blend again into a smooth liquid (doesn't matter if there is the odd tiny chunk of beetroot left).
  3. Bring the dough together however you normally would for a pasta dough (more detailed instructions/photos are in my Homemade Pasta Dough Recipe).
  4. I do find it much cleaner with coloured doughs to use a food processor. Simply tip the flour and beetroot/egg mixture into a food processor and blend until evenly mixed (will resemble wet breadcrumbs).
  5. Remove the blade and then use your hand to squeeze into a rough ball before bringing out onto bench top.
  6. Knead for a few minutes to bring into a ball then wrap tightly and rest for 10 minutes.
  7. Knead again for 3 - 4 minutes until you have a nice smooth dough and then wrap tightly and rest for at least 30 minutes and up to an hour.
  8. Use the pasta dough as normal and cut into any shape you like.
  9. Place your finished shapes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and dust with lots of semolina so it doesn't stick. Beetroot doughs can be a touch sticky.

Notes

  • Flour - I use a split of '00' (or all purpose) and fine semolina. My split is 380 grams '00' and 50 grams semola rimacinata. Feel free to use all '00' and leave out the semolina if it's too hard to find.
  • Beetroot - I use canned baby beetroot but use canned slices or whatever canned beetroot is available to you. Weigh out 135 grams of it.
  • Vegetable puree doughs tend to be slightly more soft and elastic so you might find it slightly trickier to work with but just give it some good dustings of flour as you roll it.
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Pasta Dough
  • Cuisine: Italian Inspired