This picture of my pasta machine and noodles, makes me very happy. Have you ever meant anyone who doesn’t like noodles made from scratch? I haven’t! For years I made noodles without a pasta machine. So don’t feel you have to run out and buy the attachment to your kitchen aid or a stand alone pasta machine.
If you have flour, salt, water and eggs, noodles can be on the menu any day of the week. Come with me. Its time to make noodles.
Ingredients: 2 Cups flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 3 eggs, 1 Tablespoon water.
In a bowl mix flour and salt. Make a well in the middle of your flour. Add the eggs and water. Using a fork mix everything. Make a ball of dough. On a flour surface, knead for 10 minutes. Cover your dough and let it rest for 15 minutes.
If your using a pasta machine, follow the directions on how to make noodles. If you don’t have a machine, dust a large surface with flour. Roll your dough out into a rectangular. The thickness of noodles depends on you. Thicker or thinner doesn’t matter. I have made them both ways. Both are just as delicious.
Dust top of your rectangular with flour. Roll up like you would jelly roll and using thread or knife cut your noodles. If you don’t want to roll up the dough, leave it rolled out flat and using a pizza cutter, go ahead and cut your noodles. Remember you get to choose how fat the noodles are.
To Cook: Bring water to a boil, add salt and 1 Tablespoon of olive oil. Drop in noodles. Cook until tender or for around 7 minutes.
TIP: You can make your noodles and drop them in to cook immediately, or lay them out to dry and cook later.
Tip 2: You can freeze uncooked dry noodles for later use.
For those of you doing food storage, knowing how to make noodles from scratch is extremely helpful in knowing how to actually use food storage.