Homemade Colourful Farfalle Pasta

I’ve been thinking of making fresh coloured past for a long time. Not any colorued pasta though, I wanted to make stripy pasta. I've always liked pasta shapes that are different from the usual kind you find at the grocery store and these coloured lines make the common farfalle eccentric and eye-catching. I guessed the doses and I ended up with lots od dough. Not to worry, I made tagliatelle, lasagne and maltagliati, the last ones Have alway been called "maccheroni" at in our household. The carrot dough was a bit disappointing, too light in colour, too similar to the basic egg pasta. If you try and make coloured pasta I do not recommend the carrot one unless you have super-orange carrots or ups the concentration of these dough. Alternatively, you can make it and use this mixture as a base instead of the simple egg dough. It could be a way to make reluctant diners eat hidden vegetables.

Paso 1:

Here's the recipe, try, change, have fun and spend time with hands-on, too.

For the plain egg dough:
• 300 g all purpose flour
• 3 eggs
• 1 pinch of salt

For the carrot dough:
• 170 g all purpose flour
• 2 tablespoons mashed carrots
• 1 egg
• 1 pinch of salt

For the spinach dough:
• 150 g all purpose flour
• 2 tablespoons mashed spinach
• 1 egg
• 1 pinch of salt

For the beetroot dough:
• 250 g all purpose flour
• 3 tablespoons mashed beetroot (increase the dose if you want a darker pasta)
• 1 egg
• 1 pinch of salt

Pour the flour onto a work surface and make a well.

Paso 2:

Add the egg and a pinch of salt.

Paso 3:

Beat the egg with a fork, and begin to incorporate the flour a little at a time.

Paso 4:

For the carrots dough add the carrots previously boiled, allowed them to cool and run them through a food mill or mash them with a hand blender.
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babybayrs dice: Jun 11, 2013. 5:52 PM
They look perfect and beautiful!
anatroccolo dice: Jun 11, 2013. 11:31 PM
Thank you babybayrs! :)
scoochmaroo dice: Jun 11, 2013. 12:07 PM
Really lovely! I will definitely be trying this.
anatroccolo dice: Jun 11, 2013. 11:30 PM
Thank you!
Let me know if you liked them. :)
SOFISINTOWN dice: Jun 11, 2013. 11:14 AM
Wow! So beautiful! I will attempt them when I get a pasta machine...!
Thanks for sharing.
anatroccolo dice: Jun 11, 2013. 11:28 PM
Than you Sofisintonw! :)
You could try and roll the pasta dough with a rolling pin, takes longer, but the result is the same.
metqa dice: Jun 7, 2013. 8:53 AM
Oh my Gosh, That is SO COOL. I wanna make that now. I've got a pasta machine like yours, but I need the pasta to be something special since I'm trying to cut back on starches. I think this is VERY SPECIAL!!! Thanks for the great and easy to follow directions!!
anatroccolo dice: Jun 7, 2013. 11:13 AM
Your welcome!
I'm happy you like this instructable, I know I was so excited when I worked out how to make those lovely pasta bows!
I also made some striped lasagna sheets and I need to find a lovely sauce to go with them.... :)
metqa dice: Sep 10, 2013. 5:15 PM
I made this with my friend, and she was impressed with the stripes. I gave her some sheets of striped lasagna noodles, and took the bowties home to cook for my BF. It made dinner look so impressive. Because it was a last minute project Idea, I didn't use the food based colors but used Wilton's concentrated candy dye to color the stripes. It was a paste so it didn't take but a toothpick's dip worth to make a strong color, so there was no strong, strange tastes, but great color.
anatroccolo dice: Sep 11, 2013. 12:47 AM
I'm so happy they turned out great for you and your friend!
Next time I make them - I'm thinking of giving them away as Christmas presents, I'll try with food colours,
Pane-Bistecca dice: Jun 7, 2013. 3:15 AM
Oh how nice, will try it out. I was also wondering. I once did a three colored pasta, but the stripes did not come out straight. Now I know why....thank you.
anatroccolo dice: Jun 7, 2013. 4:07 AM
Thanks for the compliments!
There is another method, they cut stripes of different colours and put them side by side then flatten with a rolling pin but I haven't tried it, so I don't know if it's easier or not...
Pane-Bistecca dice: Jun 10, 2013. 6:11 PM
That's the way I tried it, the stripes don't really get straight.
anatroccolo dice: Jun 11, 2013. 3:17 AM
Then try my method, you'll end up with straight lines. :)
RollerScrapper dice: Jun 4, 2013. 9:14 PM
Wow these are gorgeous! I hope they were as delicious add they look!
anatroccolo dice: Jun 4, 2013. 11:25 PM
They are!
If you use good ingredients, like free range eggs and organic veggies they'll come out great! :)
lmnopeas dice: Jun 4, 2013. 11:05 AM
Mystery solved! I always wondered how multi colored pasta was made. Thanks for sharing! :)
anatroccolo dice: Jun 4, 2013. 11:32 PM
I was curious too and when I found out I had to share, I knew there were other people out there wondering.... :D
Penolopy+Bulnick dice: Jun 4, 2013. 9:26 AM
That looks so beautiful! I'd love to eat that!
anatroccolo dice: Jun 4, 2013. 11:39 AM
Thank you!
It was so nice, just like any other homemade egg pasta, but it did look fantastic in the plate! :)