Cooked Carrot Pasta
|All purpose flour/Unbleached flour||2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs)|
|Water||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Sliced carrots||2 Cup (32 tbs) (Raw Ones)|
|Egg||1 Large (At Room Temperature)|
|Vegetable oil||1 Tablespoon|
|Melted butter||2 Tablespoon|
Spread flour in a 13" x 9" baking pan.
Place baking pan in cold oven.
Set temperature control at 400Â°F (205Â°C).
Toast 15 minutes until flour is light bolden brown, stirring occasionally; set aside.
Turn off oven.
In a 1 quart saucepan, bring 1/2 cup water to a boil.
Add carrots and sugar.
Cover and cook 10 minutes over medium heat.
Puree carrot mixture in blender with egg, oil, 1 tablespoon water and salt.
Place toasted flour in a mound on a large flat surface.
Make a well in the center.
Spoon pureed mixture into the well.
With a fork gently start to work flour from the side of the well into the carrot mixture.
Continue until dough becomes sticky and difficult to work with the fork.
Knead by hand to form a rough looking dough.
Let rest 10 minutes.
Knead dough until most of the flour is used and dough is smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes, adding more flour if needed.
If rolling by hand, place dough in a plastic bag and let rest 30 minutes.
If using pasta machine, you can roll out immediately.
Whichever method you use, divide dough into 9 equal parts.
Preheat oven to 350Â°F (175Â°C).
Butter a baking sheet.
Roll out each piece of dough to a 5 inch square about 1/8 inch thick.
Trim edges with pastry cutter.
Set trimmings aside.
Form cornucopias by bringing 2 opposite corners of each pasta square up and overlapping, leaving a wide opening at 1 end and little or no opening at the other end.
Fold edge of wide opening over to form a rim.
Gently turn up the narrow end to make a small curl.
Place cornucopia on the buttered baking sheet with a small crumbled piece of foil holding up the curled end.
Crumble a larger piece of foil and place it inside the cornucopia to prevent it from collapsing.
Make the 10th cornucopia from dough trimmings.
Brush each cornucopia with melted butter.
Bake 5 minutes in preheated oven.
Cool on wire rack before filling.
Cornucopias may be prepared a day ahead.
Variation Cooked Carrot Pasta may be made into any noodle shape, cooked in boiling water and served with butter.