Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Homemade Pasta Noodles

If you have never made your own pasta noodles 
before, you really need to give these a try.
The taste of these noodles in chicken noodle soup, or
topped with your favorite sauce is undeniably DIVINE!
You can make them as long or thin as you like.
They are a bit "chewier" than store bought, 
however that is the way I like them!
I like to make the noodles one day and let them dry
overnight in the fridge. Although it is NOT necessary.
(* I adapted this recipe from my good friend Kim Turley's)

Homemade Pasta Noodles
12 Egglands Best Eggs-beaten
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Black Pepper
8+ C. All Purpose Flour

Start by combining flour, salt and pepper.
Now here you can either choose to mix this in a 
large bowl or on a smooth counter top.
If you choose to make this on a counter top,
start by placing the flour, salt and pepper in
a mound and make a "well" in the center 
to pour the eggs into. 
*start by only pouring in 1/4 of the eggs at a time.*

You will "knead" the eggs into the flour until smooth.
Adding in more flour to make the dough smooth
and not sticky. Once the dough is blended
divide it into (6) portions. Wrap them in
plastic wrap so they wont dry out.
Working with (1) ball of dough at a time,
you will roll it out to your desired thickness.
*I think they taste better when rolled thin.
Using a sharp knife or a pizza cutter cut into
thin strips or run through a pasta machine.
Lay out to dry on parchment or news paper.

Then cook in boiling water for 15-18 minutes.
Or add to your soup stock the last 20 minutes of cooking.

Homemade always taste's better!


Trish - Sweetology101 said...

awesome, Lark. I have wanted to try this!

The Better Baker said...

I want a bite!!! I think I've only made homemade noodles once in my lifetime...and if you say it's divine, it's gotta be. Thanks for inspiring us to get out of our comfort zone.

M.J. said...

Looks amazing! I only work with small amounts of pasta dough..I can't imagine doing eight cups! Good for you!

Carolina HeartStrings said...

I would love to be a noodle maker. My grandmother always made her own. One of my memories. Yours look great! Come visit. We have a terrific soup today.

So Domesticated said...

This looks sooo good! I've never made my own pasta noodles... I better start!

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