Thursday, September 04, 2008

Baked Rye Twists

Abby from Eat the Right Stuff is hosting Presto Pasta Night and this week I've found another different type of pasta, one with a twist...Rye Twists.


rye twists© by Haalo

Made from Certified Organic Rye flour and water, this pasta appeal to those that enjoy pumpernickel. They have quite a robust texture and flavour so I've decided to use them in a baked pasta dish.

After tossing them through a simple tomato based vegetable sauce they are topped in a rich bechamel and baked until golden. This is one dish in which a little will certainly go a long way.

rye twists© by Haalo

Baked Rye Twists

Rye Twists
Béchamel Sauce
1 red onion, finely sliced
1 garlic clove, finely sliced
1 carrot, finely diced
1 zucchini, finely dice
440gram can, crushed tomatoes (or use fresh in season)
salt and finely ground pepper
grated parmesan


Heat oil and a knob of butter in a saucepan over a medium heat and when the butter has melted add the onion and garlic. Sauté until starting to soften but not colour - add in the carrot and zucchini and continue to gently cook until golden.

Add in the tomatoes and just enough water to cover the vegetables - simmer for about 30 minutes until the sauce has reduced and the colour has depened. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

Reserve a large spoonful of the sauce.

Toss the cooked pasta through the remaining sauce and tip out into a baking dish. Add the reserved sauce evenly over the top.

Cover with béchamel and sprinkle over with grated parmesan.

Bake in a preheated 180°C oven until golden.

rye twists© by Haalo


Serve with a simple leaf salad.

7 comments:

  1. I'm certainly gonna try this!

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  2. You always find the coolest pasta! The rye twists look lovely as does the finished cheesy twists.

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  3. gresat combination haalo - the healthiness of the rye twists with all that cheesy goodness! thanks for sharing with ppn

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  4. I haven't seen these around. I do like your treatment of them :)

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  5. This looks really delicious. I've been having a devil of a time finding rye flour; I wonder if it will be easy to find rye twists (maybe THAT'S where all the rye flour is going...)

    -Elizabeth

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  6. Wow I've never tried rye pasta before. I wonder where I can find this.

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  7. Hope you enjoy it Lesley!

    Thanks JS!

    Thanks Abby!

    Thanks Holler!

    Thanks Elizabeth - not sure if the rye flour is going into pasta as these are the only rye based pasta I've ever seen.

    Thanks Jude - this is the link for the maker of this pasta but they are australian.

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