Gluten Free Homemade Linguine with Zesty Tomato Sauce + Pasta Lover's Giveaway

Monday, May 27, 2013

Homemade Linguine with Zesty Tomato Sauce
Ever since I started cooking seriously, I wanted to make my own pasta. This year, for my birthday, my boys got me a pasta machine and I've been making pasta ever since! There's something extra delicious about soft, handmade pasta that I love.

Pasta Lover's Giveaway Logo LargeI've been following a simple two-ingredient base recipe that produces amazing, thin pasta. While it's true that it does take a bit more effort to prepare than just opening a packet, I don't think shop bought pasta can hold a candle to the homemade stuff. On pasta-making days, I usually prepare the dough in the morning while Callum's napping and then  about an hour before dinner, I run it through the machine and allow it to rest again before tossing it in boiling water for just a minute or two.

To celebrate my love of pasta and my amazing new pasta machine, I've got a new giveaway for you guys: pasta lover's giveaway! You can find more information about it and enter to win at the bottom of this entry. Jess from The Hungry Harps and Holly from Mess Makes Food are also running this giveaway with me, which means more opportunities for you to enter! In fact, your name can be entered up to 105 times into this giveaway.

Two plates of homemade linguine with zesty tomato sauce


For the pasta
1 egg
1 egg yolk
140g gluten free bread flour

For the zesty tomato sauce
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp paprika
1 can tomatoes with herbs
3 garlic cloves
zest of 1/2 a lemon
sprinkling of Italian herb mix*
pinch of sugar

All right, let's cook:

To make the pasta, put the flour into a food processor along with one whole egg and the yolk of one egg.

Whizz until the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs.

It shouldn't be dusty (too much flour) and it shouldn't be clumbed into a gooey ball (over whizzed).

Tip the bread crumb-like mix out onto a lightly floured surface and knead into a ball, scraping up any leftover bits with a dough scraper.

Knead quickly, only for about 1 minute. Your dough should be hard to knead and stiff. Once kneaded, wrap in clingfilm and leave to rest in the fridge for an hour.

When rested and about an hour before you're ready to serve, remove the dough from the fridge and cut in half with a dough scraper.

Using your palms, roughly flatten one half of the dough.

Fold over in thirds and pass through the machine at its widest setting.

Refold the dough, turn clockwise 1 turn (make the bottom, the side) and pass through machine.

Repeat about 7 times, until dough is rectangular and shiny. Change the setting on the machine and repeat the last 2 steps until you are at the last setting of the machine.

Flour both sides of the dough and pass the dough through the noodle attachment, cutting the dough with kitchen shears once you have reached the desired length. Allow the dough to rest in a bowl, covered with a dish towel for about 30 minutes to an hour.

Meanwhile, make up the zesty tomato sauce by combining the extra virgin olive oil, cayenne pepper, paprika, salt and garlic in cold saucepan.

Stir together while you gradually heat it to medium. Saute about a minute until ingredients are fragrant.

Stir in tomatoes along with a pinch of sugar a d heat to a gentle simmer. Remove from heat.

Add the lemon zest and juice, saving some zest to garnish each dish.

Homemade Linguine with Zesty Tomato Sauce and a Sprinkling of Parsley

Did you think I forgot about the Pasta Lover's Giveaway????
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Freestanding Koziol Gina Pasta Server
Freestanding Pasta Server
Of course I haven't! Here's your chance to win two amazing pasta-related tools! Both prizes are from my new favorite home gadgets shop, Exit Interiors. The first is a stunning freestanding Koziol Gina pasta server provided for by the lovely people at Exit Interiors. They've nicely donated this prize to us and I think it's fab! As the pasta server has been donated, the winner will receive it in green.
Koziol Dough Scraper
Dough Scraper

The second prize you can win today is a Koziol dough scraper, also from Exit Interiors. This dough scraper is perfect for making your own pasta (or bread)! I'm purchasing this dough scraper, so the winner will be able to choose from the range of colors available on the Exit Interiors website. 

Are you ready to win? You have one week to enter and loads of chances to get your name in the hat, too! :) Good luck! 

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  1. I really like your pasta Anyonita, and the sauce is definitely for me :)
    Great dish

    1. Thank you, Winnie! This is my favorite pasta sauce!

  2. This recipe looks so delicious. Perfect for everyday or even guests. Have you ever made whole wheat pasta? My Dad and I followed a recipe that came with his machine and it didn't work at all. Way too dry.......therefore kept falling apart. Maybe we just need to play with it.

    1. Yes, perfect for just us or for guests! And to be able to say you made the pasta would be nice too! No, I've not tried making wholewheat pasta, but I'm not a huge fan of it when it's made commercially.

      The pasta kept falling apart when you were passing it through the machine or while you were making it?

  3. Your pasta looks delicious~ Pasta is always a favorite in my house~Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

    1. Thanks, Lynn! :) Yes, I know what you mean; we have pasta in all shapes; homeamde & shopbought, in the cupboards and the freezers!

  4. Anyonita,
    Thank you for sharing this pasta at Tuesday Trivia. I sounds scrumptious. Any pasta is my favorite food. I am pinning it so I can make it soon. I love your giveaway too, my fingers are crossed.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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  5. I tried making pasta once, I guess I should do it again :) Your pasta looks delicious!

    1. Thank you! What kind of pasta did you try making? I enjoy it; it's very therapeutic for me! :)

  6. Anyonita, just lovely. It would be great if you linked in to Food on Friday: Pasta & Noodles. The showcases from this Food on Friday have not yet been selected. This link will take you to my home page where you will find a sidebar with links to all the different Food on Fridays. So that I know you have linked and can be sure to pin to the board I have for each one, please do leave a short comment. Cheers

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  7. Love pasta in any form and yours looks great......Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

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  8. This looks great! One of my goals is to one day make my own pasta!

    Thanks so much for sharing at Marvelous Mondays! Pinned!

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

    1. Thanks for the pin, Julie! Oh, make your own pasta; it's so lovely & so much tastier than the shop bought stuff!

  9. Major pasta fans at our house! I will have to fix your recipe for them! It looks really good. Thanks for sharing at the Shady Porch Rock 'N Share! Hope to see you again soon! Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch

    1. Thanks, D! :) I hope you make it & enjoy it!

  10. The recipe seems to be great and I would surly make this one for my daughter becasue she loves pasta.


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