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Old 05-13-2013, 08:01 PM   #1
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Home made whole grain pasta

I know this may seem like a silly question but I would like to confirm it none-the-less...

When making home made pasta: For any given recipe, is it safe to interchange the type of flour used in the recipe with whole grain flour? Or must I find specific instructions for making whole grain pasta?

I ask because I find many interesting recipes that use regular flour but I only eat whole grain pasta. I'm having a hard time finding whole grain specific pasta recipes.

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Old 05-28-2013, 08:23 PM   #2
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I know this may seem like a silly question but I would like to confirm it none-the-less...

When making home made pasta: For any given recipe, is it safe to interchange the type of flour used in the recipe with whole grain flour? Or must I find specific instructions for making whole grain pasta?

I ask because I find many interesting recipes that use regular flour but I only eat whole grain pasta. I'm having a hard time finding whole grain specific pasta recipes.
Give it a try!!! And please let me know how it went ;) I usually interchange the flour and take it from there for the next time!
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:05 PM   #3
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If you sub whole wheat flour into a recipe for AP flour for pasta, it will be too dry.
Use less whole wheat flour than you would AP flour, or add more egg and water.


Here is where I start:
4 large eggs
2 T. water
3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 t. salt

You can always adjust it if it isn't right.


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Old 05-28-2013, 09:07 PM   #4
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If you sub whole wheat flour into a recipe for AP flour for pasta, it will be too dry.
Use less whole wheat flour than you would AP flour, or add more egg and water.

Here is where I start:
4 large eggs
2 T. water
3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 t. salt

You can always adjust it if it isn't right.

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Thankyou!
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:18 PM   #5
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Personally, I think a blend of Ww and Ap flour works best ...
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:23 AM   #6
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I like a light whole wheat pasta with a mixture too Jennyemma, but the OP wanted whole grain, and I have had success in the past with all whole wheat flour.
For light wheat pasta I start with:

2 1/2 c. Whole wheat flour
1 c. Bread or AP flour
4 large eggs
2 T. Water
1/2 t. Salt
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