Instead of whole wheat pasta , i tried making light wheat pasta . It is very similar in color with whole wheat pasta if not just a little bit lighter . It tastes good , as most of fresh pasta does . The only thing that i really don’t care in making light or whole wheat pasta is that the dough gets tough , i can’t put too much water in or else it would be too sticky and won’t be pliable .
2 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour
1 cup of bread flour
1/2 tsp. of salt
2 tbsp. of water ( i ended up adding more .. it really depends on the humidity in your house , the less humid , the more water you need , the more humid your house is , the less water you need )
1. In a large mixer bowl , combine all ingredients , use a flat beater , and mix for 2 minutes on speed 2 , and then switch to dough hook and beat for 2 minutes on speed 2 . If the dough looks very crumbly and dry then add little water at a time until the dough somewhat comes together , try to press it with your hands / fingers , if they stay together then your dough is ready .
2. Use the pasta roller to make it thin all the way to number 5 , then switch to fettucine maker , and proceed as directed .
Here is our fresh pasta drying on the pasta hanger . I made it in the afternoon , about 5 hours later , they’re all totally drying pretty well . So after that i decided just to store them and used it the next day.
Pasta is dried and ready to be stored .