Yes, I spelled that correctly...flower pasta! My sisters and I had experimented with this a few months ago, so I thought it was time to try it again. This time, I took better notes (for both of our sakes!)
Having done some research, I found that the following flowers are edible: roses, violets, pansies, zucchini flowers, marigolds, and carnations. Carnations! These flowers are very affordable and come in a variety of colors. So, ding ding! This was the flower for us.
DIY Flower Pasta
- bunch of carnations
- fresh pasta dough (find my recipe here)
- pasta maker
- rolling pin
To prep the carnations, I gently washed the heads of about 5 stems. Then, I cut off the green base and stem of the flowers. Easy enough!
After fiddling with the blender, we finally got our pasta dough mixed and ready to go. For my basic pasta recipe, click here.
After using our pasta maker to roll out the dough to about a 6 or 7, we then laid it flat onto a floured surface (no pun intended!) We cut it in half, and sprinkle the carnation petals onto side. Next, we pressed the flowers into the dough. Then, we laid the other piece of dough on top of the flowers. We basically made a little flower "sandwich", with two pieces of long pasta encapsulating the dough.
Using a rolling pin, we rolled out our "pasta sandwich". Now you can see the flower petals through the pasta! Lastly, we cut the pasta into strips, and hung it to dry on a bowl. Alternatively, you could put the pasta back through the pasta maker to cut it into more even strips. Whichever works!
Voila! You are ready to go! The great thing with this technique is that it could be used for any edible flowers, herbs etc!
Let me know if you try this recipe! You can leave a comment or find me on instagram @withlovebybug here.