Friday, November 19, 2010

Homemade Pasta Noodles

What you'll need:

4 extra large eggs
1/4 cup water
3-4 cups all purpose flour (Or the flour of your choosing, but note I've only ever used all purpose!)
Dash of salt
A large table or counter space
Rolling pin and a knife or a pasta roller/machine

What ya gotta do:

First coat your table or counter in flour so the dough doesn't stick!
Make a 'nest' outta your flour and crack the eggs into the center bowl.
Add your salt.
Now you knead the dough for a bit but not too much.  It should be firm.
If the dough is too dry add water bit by bit.
After kneading for a few minutes (make sure to apply more flour to your surface if things start to stick) you'll need to roll out your dough.

Here you can do one of two things.

1. Roll out your dough by hand and cut it into thin slices.  Toss these slices around a bit on the surface covered in flour and let them dry for a few hours.


2. Use a pasta machine where you add balls of pasta dough to the maker and you crank out thin sheets of dough which you can then cut by hand or use the machine to make thin strips.  Once the strips are made, powder with the flour and allow to dry for a few hours.

All that's left is to boil your homemades al dente and toss in some pasta sauce that I taught you how to make earlier!  Enjoy.

(If you want to make more or less follow a general 1 extra large egg per cup of flour rule.  You need the extra large eggs for moisture in the dough and it's all about the feel of the dough.  Add a handful of flour here a splash of water there to make it right for you.)


  1. If I were to use whole wheat flour would the consistancy be different? ie. stickier or more likely to fall apart?

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  3. Awesome, can't wait to try this recipe

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  5. I think I'm going to try this later, I've always wondered how to make my own noodles.