00 Flour, Pasta & Pizza Flour



00 Flour, Pasta & Pizza Flour

When it comes to making pasta, the flour can make or break your dish. If you choose to use the wrong type of flour, your pasta noodles will come out with an unpleasant texture and taste. But there’s no need to be intimidated - because there’s one type of flour that’s the secret to perfect pasta and we’re going to tell you all about it!

What is 00 pasta flour?

Pasta flour, also called 00 flour,  is the best flour to achieve perfect pasta. A finely ground wheat flour, it is specifically ground for cooking pasta (and pizza!) where a soft and lighter texture is needed. It is made from hard durum wheat, which has a smoother texture than regular all-purpose flour, so forms a more elastic dough. This is ideal for making pasta shapes and long noodles. 

It differs from other types of flour because it has a lower protein content, which helps create a softer dough. It holds better shape and is less likely to break or stick together during cooking.

What is best pasta 00 flour to buy?

Pasta flour can be a little trickier to find, but it is worth it. Order online from our range to choose the best 00 pasta flour for your cooking. 

Caputo Fresh Pasta and Gnocchi flour is high protein flour. It gives a good elasticity which is perfect for long pasta like spaghetti, tagliatelle and pappardelle. Farina 00 flour is a fine white ground, perfect for egg pasta doughs, as well as patisserie and Italian focaccia bread. Dalla 000 Flour has the finest mill, making it ideal for delicate filled pasta like ravioli and tortellini. Mulino Marino produces some of the best flour in Italy, using the finest organic grain. You can also try semolina flour if you want to make dried pasta.

Other uses of pasta flour 

The beauty of pasta flour is that it can be used as a substitute for all-purpose flour too! Here are great ways to use pasta flour in your cooking beyond fresh pasta:

  • Pizza dough - try Caputo’s Pizzeria flour for perfect light crusts!
  • Add to cakes or cookies for a delicate crumb
  • A thickener for sauces soups and stews

Is pasta 00 flour gluten-free?

Pasta flour is typically made from finely ground wheat so is not gluten-free. However, you can make pasta with gluten-free options. Try our Chestnut & Artichoke Ravioli, made using Chestnut flourShop all gluten-free flours here. 

Recipes to Try

  • How to Make Ravioli with a ravioli tray

    The Best Homemade Ravioli Recipes (Easy step-by-step!)

    • Intermediate

  • The Buyer’s Guide to 00 Flour

    The Buyer’s Guide to 00 Flour

  • Classic Egg Pasta Dough, Mateo Zielonka

    Classic Egg Pasta Dough, Mateo Zielonka