Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Home Made Noodles

It is amazing to learn how easy it is to make your own pasta! Just mix a few ingredients that everyone has in their kitchen handy. You do need a pasta machine as this dough is really tough and would be very hard to stretch with the rolling pin.


1/2 cup water

1/3 cups bread flour
2 cups all purpose flour

1 tsp salt

1 tbsp olive oil

Mix all the ingredients together. This dough is very tough. Let the dough rest in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.

Use your pasta machine to kneed the dough. Start at the widest setting. Pass it through once. Fold it in 3, and pass through again at the same setting. Repeat this one more time. Then lower the setting and pass the dough through once. Keep repeating this process until you reach desired thickness. I stop about half way thorough for fettuccine and you can go lower for anger hair or soup noodles.

Use the cutting attachment to cut the dough into desired shape. The picture below shows spaghetti shape.

And here are some fettuccine:

This recipe makes 4 servings, or about this much:

You may cook your noodles right away in boiling water for 2 minutes. You can also dry them and save them for later.

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  1. Ah, homemade pasta. You make it look so easy! I bet it's so much tastier than store-bought :).

  2. wow! I'm so impressed! This looks great!

  3. This is really neat! I only recently posted a similar recipe for making home-made noodles as done by my grandma. My grandma has a similar pasta slicer, except that it's smaller and makes finer soup noodles. She is also really fast at cutting them by hand. It was quite amazing to watch her slice them manually at lightning speed.

    Great post!