Back to Basics: Homemade Noodles

October 15, 2016

Noodles are a staples in our home. We love eating them at least once a week, and using homemade noodles gives much more flavor to the dish. Making them is easy. The difficulty is to remember to time the noodle making to give the dough enough time to rest and relax before rolling it out and cutting the thin sheets into noodles. 

Homemade  Noodles
 2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
2 Tbsp cold water
 
In a food processor(or on the counter), mix flour and salt. 
Add two eggs and pulse to combine(or mix with hands)
While the processor is running, add the water and let combine until dough balls up and cleans the sides of the bowl. DONE!(id using hands, your dough will be moist but NOT sticky, with no dry spots throughout. 
Wrap in plastic wrap and let set at least 1 hour to rest. Do NOT skip this step.
 
Using a pasta machine(hand crank, roller), or a rolling pin, make your noodle sheets. Cut to desired width and let dry for about 5 minutes, or until they are not sticking to each other. 
Cook in boiling water for 2 minutes. These noodles take no time at all to cook. Drop them in boiling water and when they rise to the top, they are done.
 
When making lasagna, roll noodles into sheets, cut to your favorite width and you can immediately start layering-that’s right, NO precooking! Saves tons of time and mess. Add a little extra sauce when preparing in this manner-the noodles will absorb the excess.

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