Black pasta is visually striking. I remember the first time I saw it on a shelf, in a grocery store. Ever since then, I've been dying to make my own. Happy to say that i can finally cross that off my list!
Making fresh pasta at home is easy, it doesn't require a lot of preparation. It's something you can do on a weekend. Kneading dough is relaxing, just put some music on, pour yourself 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 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 or smell of your dough. 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 but you can easily do it by hand, using 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!