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Saturday, 2 November 2013

Green Noodles


150 g fresh organic spinach
1 organic egg
1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 chia seeds finely ground
1 1/2 cups  kamut flour


1. in a food processor, puree the spinach.
2. add the egg and puree
3. add the sea salt, chia seeds, and almond meal, and combine
4. add 1 1/2 cups kamut flour, and pulse to combine.
5. gather the dough into a ball, flatten, wrap, and set aside to 'rest'.
6. divide the dough into 4 parts
7. roll each part on a mat sprinkled with kamut flour, using a rolling pin sprinkled with kamut flour.
8. if the dough is too sticky, add more kamut flour
9. roll the dough out until it is nice and thin
10. make sure the surface is well sprinkled with kamut flour, and roll it up 
11. set the roll aside and repeat with the other portions of dough
12. once all the portions of dough have been rolled up, cut them into spirals using a sharp chef's knife or bread knife (I prefer a bread knife because the serrated blade makes this task easier)
13. uncoil the spirals and lay them out
14. put the noodles in boiling water spiked with a little oil, and cook for 2 minutes.
15. drain the noodles, and toss with coconut oil and a couple of table spoons of toasted sesame seeds

Ready to roll
Green noodle dough with chia seeds. What country does this look like?

A spiral
Three rolled up portions of dough

Cutting them efficiently with a serrated blade

Spirals before they are unrolled

the noodle spirals, after cutting, before unravelling
unravelling the noodle spirals

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