• Nicola

Easy KitchenAid Pasta Extruder Dough

Updated: Apr 15

Earlier this year I received the best housewarming gift from some of my best friends. A brand spanking new KitchenAid Mixer. The professional one!!! I was so excited, especially with the timing, as my Pink Breast Cancer Artisan KitchenAid had just kicked the bucket.


Eventually, I was coveting for the Pasta Extruder, I already had the Pasta Roller. (It's awesome!) It transforms my stand mixer into a pasta extruder. The attachments come with six interchangeable pasta plates that can create pasta you cannot make with the roller such as spaghetti, bucatini, fusilli, macaroni, and rigatoni. It also comes with a brush for cleaning and a pasta press to push the dough into the feeder.


After about 10 months of waiting for a sale, the Hudson Bay Company finally posted a KitchenAid sale. I took the leap and purchased the wonderful Pasta Extruder.


I had read some reviews that the recommended dough recipe given in the book was not the best. The typical pasta dough that would be used for the roller attachment, would be too gummy for the extruder. After reading a ton of reviews and recommendations on various websites, it came down to some key aspects in the dough. Semolina Flour was needed Eggs and less Water, and a Dryer dough. After some trial and error, I found a recipe that I liked.


Easy KitchenAid Pasta Extruder Dough

5 ounces Semolina Flour, plus some more for dusting 5 ounces All-purpose Flour

1 Large Egg, Room Temperature* Enough room temperature water to make 4.3 ounces with the egg


Stand-up Mixer:

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the egg and water until well blended. The egg and water together should make up 4.3 ounces of liquid

  2. In the kitchen aid bowl, add the semolina flour and the all-purpose flour. Slowly blend the flour with the paddle attachment on the stir setting for one minute.

  3. Next drizzle the egg mixture over-top the flour. Mix on low speed, do this gradually cause you might need less than 4.3 ounces.

  4. After 30 seconds or so, the mixture will appear crumbly, it will not a form a dough ball.

  5. Wrap the mixing bowl with plastic wrap and let the dough sit for at least 30 minutes at room temperature. The resting step is essential


Food Processor:

  1. Add the semolina flour and the all-purpose flour to the food processor, and pulse the flours using the standard food processor blade.

  2. In a small bowl, mix together the egg and water until well blended. The egg and water together should make up 4.3 ounces of liquid

  3. First, add half the egg mixture into the flour, pulse the food processor. Then, add the remaining egg mixture and pulse again. The dough should not come together, in fact, it should be a bit crumbly and in small chunks.

  4. Wrap the mixing bowl with plastic wrap and let the dough sit for at least 30 minutes at room temperature. The resting step is essential


Extruding Instructions:

  1. Place a floured tray beneath the pasta attachment for the pieces to land on.

  2. For spaghetti, turn the mixer on speed 10. Other pasta shapes might require different speeds, refer to the instruction manual for level of speed. Add a chunk of dough into the feeder. The extruder will knead the dough before it starts pushing the pasta out. It took mine a few minutes before it started pushing it out.

  3. Let the pasta get to the desired length, and then use the cutter

  4. Dust the pieces with the flour and set them aside.

  5. Allow them to dry for at least 30 minutes before using them

  6. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil.

  7. Dust the flour off the pasta before gently adding them to the pot.

  8. Simmer for 3 minutes or so. Remove and serve.


QUICK TIP


How to Bring Eggs to Room Temperature Quickly

** Place egg in a bowl and cover them with warm tap water for 5 minutes or until they are no longer cool to touch

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