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Make your own gluten-free pasta!

Posted on January 22nd, 2010 by Alison Read 7 Comments - Add Your Own »

Homemade gluten-free pasta — can it be done? I used to help my mom roll wheat pasta dough through a hand-cranked pasta machine and then hang it out to dry on clothes drying racks! Freshly-made pasta has such a wonderful texture and taste. If you eat gluten-free, you rely on packaged dry pasta as your substitute. It’s good, but to experience fresh pasta again would be such a treat. After watching Jacqueline Mallorca make fresh gluten-free pasta, I think I may soon get together with my mom to relive our pasta-making days!

Jacqueline Mallorca is the author of the cookbook “Gluten Free Italian, Over 150 Irresistible Recipes without Wheat รขโ‚ฌโ€ from Crostini to Tiramisu.” She was also the guest speaker at our December 2009 meeting of the Gluten Intolerance Group of Marin. Today she appeared on the View from the Bay to demonstrate how to make gluten-free pasta. Here is the clip from the show:

Get the recipes for the dishes made in the video in the Gluten Free Italian cookbook or on

If you are interested in getting together for a specially arranged gluten-free Italian dinner in San Francisco with Jacqueline Mallorca and members of GIG of Marin, email us at for details.

I wonder if she got to see Harrison Ford who was also on the show today! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. Really interesting! I have to confess, I have NEVER made pasta. Ever. My 6 year old did in preschool, but I have not attempted yet. Sounds fun!

  2. My husband and I made this recipe for the pasta tonight. It was so much fun and so easy! Tip. Keep the pasta as thin as you can- the thick noodles just weren’t as good. Tip. Keep reusing the plastic wrap, the “dirtier” the better. The pasta came right off it. We did have a little trouble getting the dough off the cutting board- I actually think it made our pasta “condense” and get thicker by the way we were using the spatula. Maybe if the cutting board were floured?

    Kids would love doing this.

  3. Thanks for sharing this video. I meant to watch the show on Friday but got too busy with work.

    I love how Jackie makes eating Gluten Free appealing to everyone, and doesn’t make people feel like they are making a sacrifice. While adults could have a zen moment while rolling out the dough, kids would love to participate too! They get such a thrill making fresh pasta – it really appeals to their hands-on nature…(just think of how much they love to play with play dough!) But the reward here is much better ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. How very cool, especiallly since you have feedback already in comments. I haven’t made pasta yet either, but I also haven’t bought pasta in a while, so it would be a great thing to try. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks, Alison!


  5. Very cool! Can’t wait to give this a try. I’ve been wanting to make spinach ravioli but need to make my own pasta without rice flour. I”m going to give this a try and I’ll let you know how it turns out. I’ll have to check out this cookbook too.

    Thanks Alison!

  6. Pretty disappointing ๐Ÿ™
    Where’s the recipe to make the dough ? …. everything else is self explanatory.

  7. Hi JD,
    It seems that ABC removed the article from their site. I don’t have permission to reprint the recipe from her cookbook. Sorry!

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