Turmeric Pasta Dough- Primo
Although Turmeric is native to southern Asia, it is by now diffused throughout the world and can be found in many cuisines. In the Italian gastronomy, you’ll find turmeric, or curcuma, as it’s known in Italian, in many pasta and risotto dishes. Ground turmeric is commonly used to dye fresh pasta dough a golden yellow hue and to add a mild aromatic flavor. This turmeric dough is versatile and can be utilized for any shape or cut of pasta.
Attach the dough hook to the stand mixer and add the flour, salt, eggs and turmeric powder. Mix on speed 1 for 3-5 minutes until the mixture comes together as a ball, adding a spoonful of water at a time if needed or extra flour if the dough is sticky. Alternatively you can knead by hand for 15 minutes. Wrap the dough with plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Attach the pasta roller accessory to the stand mixer. Divide the dough into 4 pieces and flour each side. Pass one of the pieces through the machine on speed 1 on no.0. Fold the ends towards each other and pass it through again. Continue to pass the dough through, reducing the thickness from no. 0 to 5. Alternatively you can roll the dough out with a rolling pin on a well-floured surface.
Let the past sheets dry for 10 minutes on a floured work space. Attach the pasta accessory and run one sheet through on speed 1. Continue with the rest. Flour the pasta well. Alternatively you can cut the rolled dough into ribbons with the help of a pasta cutter or a knife.
To cook: bring a pot of water to boil, add coarse salt and cook for 2-3 minutes. Drain. Serve with your sauce of choice. Buon appetito!