Black pasta is visually striking I remember the first time I saw it on a shelf in a grocery store. I didn't know pasta could be that shade. Ever since that time I've been dying to make my own. Happy to say that i can finally cross that off my list of things I want to do.
Making fresh pasta at home is surprisingly easy it doesn't require a lot of preparation. It's something you can do on a weekend kneading dough is very relaxing. Just put some music on have a glass of wine and start cooking! It's something you can do by yourself but it's actually cool to do with a friend. Me and Devine actually made these while our friend Max was around.
The secret ingredient to making black pasta is Bamboo Charcoal powder. It's seldomly used to make pasta most of the time people will use squid ink. While it's harder to find it works better in pasta as it will not alter the taste of smell of your dough. I also strive to keep all of my recipes 100% vegan so squid ink is a definite no no. You can also make black pasta with black rice so squid ink is a definite no no. You can also make black pasta with black rice although the consistency and ingredients are very different.
To make pasta I use a pasta machine at home but you can easily do it by hand with just a rolling pin and a knife. I've made pasta using both methods it's good to try by hand first. Your first batch may not be perfect but that's ok you'll only get better with practice! It doesn't really matter anyway if they're uneven your noodles will still be delicious. The more batches you make the better they'll get!
I've made pasta solely using whole wheat flour in the past which have turned out delicious. The consistency is a bit different it doesn't have as much elasticity. I stumbled upon a recipe on Minimalist baker and I really wanted to try it. Loved it so much I decided to base my recipe off of the same flours. So this recipe is all thanks to Minimalist baker and their ingenuity.