diy striped beetroot pasta

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

i got some beetroot the other day and decided to make pasta,
i wanted to try to do something new so i decided to make a plain batch and a beetroot batch and then made striped pasta with it.
 i ended up making it into farfalle.
its a bit fiddly to make by hand like it did but i bet with a pasta machine it would be allot easier.
i bought fresh beetroot so i cut the top and bottom off and boiled it until tender (about 30 minutes) , then cut off the skin and chopped it into cubes and pureed it in a food processor. If you can buy ready cooked beetroot then do that.
beetroot pasta
75g (cooked pureed beetroot) cook about one meduim sized beet
200g (1 and 1/3 cups) tipo 00 flour (if you dont have that flour use plain flour)
1 large egg

plain pasta
200g (1 and 1/3 cups) tipo 00 flour
2 large eggs

with the flour on the work top or in a bowl, make a well in the centre and add the egg and beetroot, using a fork start mixing until it all comes together, knead into a soft dough.
wrap up in cling film and let rest for half an hour.
sprinkle flour and semolina on to the work top and roll out dough, fold in half and roll out again until it is as thin as possible, i used a rolled cutter and cut long strips.
do the same with the plain pasta
arrange the pasta together in a striped pattern and use a rolling pin to roll in together

 use a knife to slice it then a pasta cutter to cut the edges and pinch centre to make bow
let dry over night,


  1. These are so striking! I love all of your amazing talent! Even my hubs was sitting here asking how the pasta was made...he's not usually curious about these kinds of things!

  2. Such beautiful pasta! Love how you made this, thanks for sharing!!!!

  3. What beautiful paste bows! I bet this would be great to serve when company comes over. You have a lot of patience to make these.

  4. Thank you for sharing this great diy! I love it ><

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  5. That is too cool looking! Beautiful

  6. Those little bows are almost too adorable to eat! Thank you so much for sharing such a gorgeous idea x


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