Can I use semolina flour with my Kitchenaid pasta machine?

Hi there - I have a new pasta attachment for my Kitchenaid stand mixer, and the recipe call for all-purpose flour.

I've always used semolina for handrolled pasta. Can I use semolina in my pasta machine?

Thanks for your advice,

Sharon.

Answer:

Hi Sharo - you should be able to, yes.

My only tip would be not to have your dough too moist, as semolina dough can be a little prone to that. And moist dough doesn't mix well with pasta machines.

To explain about the dough, I know 2 methods of making pasta dough:

- With all-purpose (or 00 type) flour and eggs (recipe page here)

- Or with semolina (durum wheat) flour and water, i.e. no eggs (recipe page here)

I guess it's the second of these approaches that you're used to?

So in short... try it, with the dough not too wet.

And please drop a comment here to let me know how you get on. It will help other readers.

Buon appetito!

Matt.

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