Spelt Pasta

I made spelt pasta for a starter dish for Dave and I. Being high in carbohydrates this would be great for before gym, or at lunch time.

Spelt Pasta
Spelt Pasta
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When I was originally approached to take part in the Faithful to Nature organic challenge I was quite excited. The brief was to create a vegetarian dish and I already had something in mind. My idea was to make spelt pasta. Spelt is an ancient wheat having been cultivated since 5000 BC. It is now mostly farmed in Central Europe and Northern Spain. My idea was to make ravioli with a zucchini filling and a tomato based sauce. I placed the spelt flour into my basket before we left for overseas, together with some other ingredients. My voucher only came through when we got back from overseas, leaving me 4 days to complete the task. In the meantime, the spelt flour had been sold out. Seems I was not the only blogger wishing to use the ingredient. Spelt is high in protein, dietary fibre and B Vitamins.

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It is also a good source of manganese, phosphorous and niacin. This flour contains moderate amounts of gluten. It is therefore suitable for baking but not for people on a gluten free diet. Making this pasta is a simple process of adding an egg and salt to the flour. I used my KitchenAid roller to get the pasta as thin as possible. I cut tagliatelle and served it with a roasted red pepper sauce. Have you used spelt to make pasta? What was your opinion of the result?

Spelt Pasta With Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
Spelt Pasta With Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

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Spelt Pasta

This recipe is enough for 2 people as a starter. Double up for a main course
Recipe Category: Italian
Makes enough for: 2 people
All Rights Reserved: an original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 100 g spelt flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 pinch fine salt, plus extra for the cooking water
  • 1 egg


  • Place the flour and salt into a mixing bowl and stir to combine
  • Make a well in the centre and add the egg
  • Combine using a fork until a dough starts to form
  • Turn out onto a lightly dusted surface and knead till the dough comes together
  • Shape into a ball and cover with cling film
  • Place into the fridge for half an hour
  • Remove and dust with flour
  • Flatten and cut in half
  • Put through a pasta maker to at least the number 7 setting
  • Cut into your desired shape
  • Leave to dry
  • Bring a pot of water to the boil
  • Season with a generous amount of salt
  • Add the pasta and cook for one minute
  • Drain and add to a sauce of your choice

Dave and I are on leave. We will be back at work on the 9th of January. I will start replying to comments then. I wish you all the best over the festive season.

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25 thoughts on “Spelt Pasta

  1. 5 stars
    I love spelt and use it often. My Dave recently gave me a few of the pasta attachments for my Kitchenaid mixer. So this recipe is perfect timing Tandy!

  2. 5 stars
    Hi Tandy, love the flavor of spelt, there is a breakfast cereal that I enjoy that consist of spelt, one of my favorites. I have never used spelt in pasta before. yours looks delicious.

    1. You can try and dry it and then store in a container. Or freeze the dough before rolling and defrost it in the fridge. But with the spelt, I have not tested either method.

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