Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Dad's Homemade Egg Noodles

My Dad makes egg noodles using a pasta maker which we eat fresh on the day. It is such a treat to eat fresh handmade noodles as it is made with care (and love) for me because I love noodles!

All you need is 1kg of plain flour, 5 eggs and extra water to make 2 cups of egg/water mixture and a whole heap of patience!

Step 1: Place flour in a bowl, make a well and add the beaten egg/water mixture.

Step 2: Mix and lightly knead the dough to form manageable pieces to feed into the roller of the pasta maker.

Step 3: The dough is initially put though the roller set at number 2 thickness. Continue to feed the dough into the roller until smooth.

Step 4: Dad makes about 9 pieces (9 single serves) measuring about 23cm in length.

Step 5: Change the roller setting to number 5 and feed the dough through the roller.

Step 6: Feed the dough into the cutter. Pasta makers usually have 2 thickness - thick (fettticini style) or thin but we usually make thin.

The noodles can be frozen - we place the portions in plastic containers separated by grease proof paper.

Cook the noodles in boiling water until al dente which is around 10 minutes.

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