It’s Saturday and I am home all day, cooking, experimenting, enjoying my free time. It was a boring week at work and basically all I was doing was browsing recipes, reading about new trends in cooking, new tehniques that restaurants all over the world use etc.. Whenever I have time at work, I open some article and I read about food. I like it. I educate myself all the time about food, and quite frankly, every day I learn smth new. 🙂
Yesterday I was reading about buckwheat and all the ways we can use it in the kitchen. I had no idea u can make pasta, cakes or anything with it. I would just cook it and done. Actually, I never cooked anything with it. I prefer other types of grains like kus kus, bulgur, quinoa and also all types of kaszas here in Poland, All the time there was buckwheat, but I never payed much attention to it. 🙂
But today, I wanted to experiment with it so I tried with pasta for the first time, and next time I will try smth else. For me it turned out good, but I haven’t tried it from someone else or in some restaurant so I have no idea if it is really good hahaha. For me it was, hopefully yours will be also, Actually I don’t doubt it, cause it’s very easy! 🙂
100g buckwheat 20g oatmeal
30g all purpose flour 10g sunflower seeds
20g flaxseed meal Water
Mix in blender buckwheat, flaxseeds, oatmeal and sunflower seeds until u get flour out of it. Mix with all purpose flour.
Place it in a bowl and add water little by little. The point is to get nice, smooth mixture, not to dry and not too sticky. That’s the tricky part of this recipe. All the ingredients are very dry, water is the only one liquid which is connecting all the dry ones. If the dough is cracking, add little bit of water, if it’s sticking to your fingers, add more flour. Set it aside to rest for 10 minutes. To me, this dough was a firm ball, but it has to be little softer. So before I rolled out a dough, I sprinkled little bit of water to make it softer.
Roll out the dough into a square and cut into 1cm wide stripes. If my dough was softer I could make spaghetti kinda pasta, but I will do it in my second try 😀
Leave pasta in the fridge while you wait for water to boil.
Cook pasta for 2 min, or when it cmes to the surface. And that’s it.
My sides were beef in sesame and peperoni oil, boiled kale, cottage cheese and sunflower seeds. You can add whatever you want, it’s pasta we’re talking about 😀
This kind of pasta is good and very healthy, especially for ones who tend to eat less carbs or want to increase intake of complex carbs. It’g good for athlets, actually for everyone. Those carbs are healthy and it will keep u full for a longer time than carbs from regular pasta.