Not soy promising!

2 May

Today being Sunday, I decided to have a leisurely breakfast  …

… Focaccia-style flaxbread with cream cheese, Ayran and Tea.

Then with a little more time on my hands, I decided to try out the Soyghetti recipe from The Lighter Side of Low Carb. While surfing around for a recipe, I constantly came across comments saying that soy flour, not containing any gluten, should be mixed with other flours when making noodles, breads etc. It doesn’t work well on its own. However, here was a recipe which did not do any of these. The soy flour replaced all-purpose flour in the usual pasta recipe. That was it. With this one basic dough, you could make all kinds of pasta and raviolis. Sounded too good to be true. I was also a bit skeptical because the photo showing spaghetti did not look like soy spaghetti and was also used elsewhere on the blog.

Nevertheless, no pain, no gain. Since I’ve made pasta many times and have a pasta machine – not an extruder like mentioned in the original recipe – I decided to give it a go.

First, the dough – it came together quite well. I added only 1 tablespoon of water.

Soy Dough

Looks like a tiny ball and it was! I made half the recipe. This dough ball weighed only 154 gr and is supposed to be a portion for 4 with 10gr carbs per portion.

The next step was cutting the pasta. When rolling the dough through my pasta machine, I already noticed that it was a little dry. I could only put the dough through the machine once. The second time, it would break into two. I also had to use the widest setting – no. 1. Since the dough was fragile, I decided that cutting the dough into spaghetti would be a no-no so I opted for the tagliatelle press and got short tagliatelle.

Soy Tagliatelle

After letting the tagliatelle rest for about 1 hr, I got my pot of water ready and boiled the pasta – was supposed to be for 6 min but after 4 1/2 minutes, I thought the pasta was already done, so I drained it. My pasta broke to small bits! It was sooo fragile.

Broken Tagliatelle

I just tossed the tagliatelle and ate it as a side with chicken and salad. Tastewise, it was ok but presentation-wise, it failed.

2 Responses to “Not soy promising!”

  1. April 17, 2013 at 14:40 #

    I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great. I don’t know who you are
    but certainly you’re going to a famous blogger if you are not already 😉 Cheers!

    • franinmunich April 17, 2013 at 17:09 #

      🙂 Many thanks for the encouraging words!

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