How to Make Homemade Noodles
This recipe will make enough noodles for five servings.
1. Gather the Ingredients
2 to 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 egg yolks and 1 whole egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup water
1 teaspoon vegetable oil or olive oil
2. Mix the Dough
In a large bowl stir together 1-3/4 cups of the flour and the salt. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture.
In a small bowl combine egg yolks and whole egg, the water, and oil. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture, stirring to combine.
Tip: The dough will be sticky at this point. That's OK; it will become smooth as you knead it.
3. Knead the Dough
Sprinkle a clean kneading surface with the remaining flour. Turn dough out onto floured surface. Knead the dough until it is smooth and elastic (8
to 10 minutes total).
Tip: To knead dough, fold the dough and then push it with the heel of your hand. Turn the dough and repeat folding and pushing until the dough reaches
a smooth and elastic consistency.
Cover the dough and let rest for 10 minutes.
Tip: You can make the dough in advance to this point. Transfer the dough to an airtight container; freeze up to 3 months. Thaw completely in the
refrigerator, then continue with the next step.
4. Roll the Dough
Divide the dough into four equal portions.
On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into a 12x9-inch rectangle. (Or pass it through a pasta machine until 1/16 inch thick.)
Dust both sides of the dough portions with additional flour.
Let the dough stand, uncovered, about 20 minutes.
5. Cut the Noodles
Loosely roll the dough into a spiral.
Cut the spiral crosswise into 1/4-inch-wide strips.
Unroll the strips to separate.
Cut the strips into 2- to 3-inch lengths.
At this point you can cook the noodles immediately, or dry and store them (see next steps).
6. To Store Cut Noodles
Spread the noodles on a wire cooling rack.
To store in the refrigerator: Let the noodles dry for 2 hours. Place in an airtight container and chill for up to 3 days.
To freeze: Dry the noodles for at least 1 hour; place them in a freezer bag or freezer container and freeze for up to 8 months.
edit on 17-11-2013 by OpinionatedB because: (no reason given)
edit on 17-11-2013 by OpinionatedB
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