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Easy Pasta

Tue, 2021/05/11 - 7:16am

Easy Pasta by Steve Haines

Using Kamut flour to make pasta is easy, beautiful, and delicious.  The dough is very flexible even more than semolina and a golden color.  The Kamut whole wheat makes a very different and very tasty pasta from store-bought whole wheat pasta.  Kids will love this!

KAMUT® brand khorasan wheat, in addition to being an ancient grain preserved from hybridization or modification and always organically grown, is an excellent source of protein, fiber, zinc, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin B1 (thiamin), and vitamin B3 (niacin).  One cup of cooked Kamut flour provides the daily required fiber of 17% for men and 27% for women.  Kamut has 40% more protein than conventional flour.

We grind the Kamut wheat berries to make flour although starting with pre-ground flour works perfectly.

All you need is flour, eggs, and a tiny amount of water.  A small starter batch uses:

163g of Kamut flour and 2 eggs.

For a larger batch and a half that will make enough for a large pan of lasagna, use:

245g of Kamut flour and three eggs.

Put the flour on a counter with a bowl-shaped indention in the middle.  Crack in the eggs into the indentation and mix with fork, scraper or hands.

If the mix is too dry to hold together add a very tiny amount of water.  Make a ball and knead the mixed dough for a full 5 minutes.  It will become smooth and shiny.

Put the dough in a plastic bag and let it rest for 60 minutes.  We use a pasta machine to roll out the pasta from the dough, but a rolling pin will work too.  Take a small chunk of dough to roll out.  If using the machine, flatten the piece by hand and run through the machine starting on the #1 setting and advancing through to #5.

Carefully lay the pasta on kitchen towels to dry some.

For our lasagna, we cut the strips and use them directly in the pan layering all the ingredients.  It has a beautiful golden color and great taste.

Home Grown New Mexico is having a field tour of many kinds of ancient wheat planted by the Rio Grande Grain Team.  You will be able to see Kamut grain and many others growing and have tastings of many kinds of wheat delicacies.  June 20th, sign up online homegrownnewmexico.org.

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Memberships/Classes

Tue, 2021/05/04 - 2:28pm

HELLO EVERYONE-TIME TO WAKE UP!

We just received our newly printed membership cards and will be sending them to everyone who has signed up in 2021 within 2 weeks so you will all have them before our classes/events start on June 6 out at the Tomato Lady’s house.  Here is the class/event schedule online to see the classes/events and to sign up. 

All our events are OUTSIDE this year except for one tour in the fall. There will be plenty of room to space 6 feet apart at every event and masks will be required. The instructors have been vaccinated and the governor now has relaxed the mandates for attending small events so we hope you will be as excited as we are to get outside and learn something new to feed our souls and possibly ourselves in a safe environment. Here is a pdf you can print out (for your frig!) 2021 HG CLASS SCHEDULE_final (but you will still have go online to sign up).

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