One of my favorite things since joining the food blogging community is not only the vast amount of new food that I have been exposed to, but also the great relationships that I have made! One such friendship is with Shelley of C Mom Cook. Even though we have never actually met in person I count her as one of my good friends, and we talk every few days. One such evening we were chatting and I mentioned a recipe I had found for homemade noodles made with a sourdough starter. Shelley (who loves her starter as much as I love mine) immediately thought it would be fun if we did the recipe together! Since neither of us could drive a few hours for some noodle making, we made the recipes in our own kitchens and are posting about it together!
The first attempt at sourdough pasta was slightly disastrous. I tried doing it by hand, but this dough is very dry, and even after kneading it by hand for 30 minutes it was all crumbs. By this time my arms were exhausted. Even after a spin cycle in the stand mixer it was too dry, so I threw it out and started all over. I also decided that even though the original recipe called for the yolk only that I would just go ahead and throw the whole egg in.
The second batch worked great, and I highly highly recommend using your mixer!! I decided to make a ravioli for this batch, and whipped up a simple filling of ricotta, garlic, and spinach. The dough was very easy to roll and cut, but I learned I need to work on my ravioli making skills. It’s a little…rustic. Haha. The slight twang of sourdough is definitely present here but not overpowering and went really well with the filling and marinara- we liked it!
The next batch was just straight noodles, and as much as we liked the filled pasta I think the plain noodles were our favorite. They are simple and rustic, and being fresh they cook up super fast (just a few minutes in boiling water is all it takes). I really enjoyed the noodles with red sauce, but Joel said he liked the alfredo best. Ladybug gives both sauces a clean plate, so you will just have to make the decision for yourself! 🙂
Love Sourdough? Check out over 60 great sourdough recipes, including other different ways to use your sourdough starter:
- Sourdough Granola Bars – These chewy granola bars are a fun and unexpected way to use your sourdough starter.
- Sourdough Fried Apples – Apple rings dipped in sourdough batter, then fried and sprinkled in cinnamon and sugar. These sweet treats are quick and easy to make.
- Sourdough Pizza Crescent Rolls – These pizza sourdough crescent rolls are a great use of sourdough discard. An easy and quick sourdough recipe, these pizza crescent rolls make a great snack or lunch!
- Sourdough Spinach Ravioli – These lovely green pasta shapes are fun to make and delicious to eat!
- Sourdough Gozleme – a cross between a quesadilla and a calzone, these warm bread pockets are easily customizable and a warm comforting meal.
- 1/2 cup sourdough starter
- 1.5 cups flour
- 2 eggs
- Pour the starter into your mixing bowl.
- Add the flour and egg, and mix until it forms a ball (this takes forever).
- Allow the dough to sit on the counter for a few hours, up to overnight. It won't rise much, if at all.
- Dump the ball out onto a floured counter.
- Roll it out as thin as you can possibly make it.
- Slice the noodles into whatever shape you like (and fill it, too, if yo want).
- You can now either boil them immediately to eat, or allow them to dry out on the counter.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 174Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 25mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 2gSugar: 0gProtein: 7g
(adapted from Mummy, I Can Cook)