Gluten Free “Egg” Noodles

"egg" noodles drying
“egg” noodles drying

1.5 cups of Ella Bella Flour

1 1/2 tsp psyllium husks

1/2 tsp kosher salt

1-1.5 cups of chicken stock

Heat stock in a pan on the stove until boiling. In a bowl (can use mixer or mix by hand) add Ella Bella Flour, salt, and psyllium husk, blend. Add 1 cup of chicken stock to the bowl, blend. Dough should be sticky, if it is dry add more stock. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour. Cut dough in half, roll out* one piece at a time between 2 pieces of plastic wrap to 1/4 inch thick, or thinner. Cut the dough in desired shape (square, linguini, etc.) Lay on a cookie tray and let air-dry for 1 hours, or overnight. I prefer to let mine completely dry overnight.

*You may be able to run the dough through a pasta machine. I’ve had some good luck with it. I do not recommend it if you are rushed.

Recipe adapted from Shauna James Ahern

 

Crockpot lasagna

Kinda combined recipes and then used what I had in the house.
-Homemade Marina (frozen in August with fresh tomatoes) about 20 oz
-1 pound each of pork and beef
-1 small onion diced
-2 cloves garlic minced
-2tbls olive oil
-package of ricotta
-package of queso cheese
-container parm/reginio cheese
-fresh spinach
-gf lasagna noodles (I like tinkyada)

Heat oil in a skillet (I used my cast iron) add garlic, the onion. Sauté until onions are transparent. Add pork and beef. Cook until just brown breaking meat into bits as it is cooking. , I then tilt the pan to drain fat to one side, and move meat to other side.

Mix all cheeses together in a bowl.

Spray crockpot with nonstick spray. I like Trader Joes, as it is only olive oil. Place a bit of marina on bottom, spread around. Layer noodles, meat, cheese, spinach (use lots!). Repeat. Fill as full as you want. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4 hours.

I made just enough in the crock pot for dinner tonight (2 layers). The filled a casserole dish with remaining ingredients, that went in the freezer for another night.

Adapted from crockpotgirls.com.

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Zucchini Noodles with leftovers

I had a chicken breast, cranberries, candied walnuts in scratch-made ranch dressing leftover from dinner out this week.  I usually add such leftovers to GF pasta and call it a good dinner (there were only 2 of us home tonight).  Tonight I decided to try my veggie pasta maker instead of the GF pasta.  I was very happy to use my new toy, and dinner turned out great.

 

Handful of grape tomatoes chopped in half

leftover chicken cut into bite-sized pieces

Zucchini cut into “noodles” then boiled like pasta. (I boiled mine for 4 min and it was overdone.  will try 2 min next time.) Drained.

Fresh Basil

Combine all in a bowl. Top with parmesan cheese.  Enjoy!

Ella Bella Gluten Free Pasta

9 ounces Ella Bella AP Flour Blend
1 tsp psyllium husk powder
1 tsp salt
1 large egg
3 egg yolks
1-2 tbls oil (your preference)
1-2 tbls water

In the bowl of your mixer combine dry ingredients and mix on low for a few moments until everything is combined. Turn off mixer. Add in the egg, egg yolks, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and 1 tablespoon of water to the bowl. Turn mixer on its slowest speed. If dough is too wet add a tablespoon of EB Flour Blend. If dough is too dry add oil, then water. Mix until all dough forms a ball.

Take dough out of bowl and wrap in plastic. Let sit for 30 min. at room temperature.

Spread a little flour on your counter, or use parchment paper. Cut the ball of dough into four equal pieces. Working gently, roll out one quarter of your dough until it is as thin as you like it (the thinner the better as it will plump a bit when cooking).

Using a sharp knife cut the pasta into noodles of your desired width. Move noodles onto a plate, cover with a towel as you finish. Layer more cut noodles on top of the towel. Separate each layer of noodles with a towel.

To Cook

Boil water, add salt if desired (we like to). When water is ready gently add noodles. (Don’t overcrowd the pot. You may need to cook in 2 batches.) Cook for 4-5 min, then drain. Toss noodles in your waiting sauce.