Simple homemade pasta

Tonight was a FUN night.  I have always wanted to try making my own pasta, without a pasta maker (other than myself of course!) =)  It was sooooo easy!  Give it a shot and then pat yourself on the back.  You’re awesome!

Pasta dough ball

Pasta dough rolled out, being cut into noodles

Homemade Noodles

6 whole Eggs
3 cups flour (I used whole wheat)

Rule of thumb: Two eggs per one cup of flour.

Make a well in the center of your pile of flour and crack in your eggs. Slowly mix together with your hands. Turn it out onto a floured surface and knead (roll, punch, push, etc.) by hand until dough becomes smooth and pliable, adding flour to the board as necessary.

Let the dough rest for a little while before rolling it out. You can sort of figure on one egg per person to determine how much dough to make. Example: Two eggs and one cup of flour would make enough pasta dough for a dinner for two.

When you’re ready, roll it out on a well-floured (make sure it’s got plenty of flour so the noodles won’t stick!) surface as thinly as it’ll go. The noodles will plump up quite a bit when they boil in the water, so the thinner you can roll it, the better. Cut the noodles really thin. You can use a sharp knife (if you can keep it in a straight line), a pizza wheel, or a long pizza/bread cutter.

To cook the noodles, just boil them in salted water (very important!) for probably two minutes. They cook lightning fast, so don’t let them go too long.

(Recipe from www.thepioneerwoman.com)

April 7, 2010 in Being Frugal, Cooking Fun!, Recipes
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6 Responses

  1. that sounds cool, debbie, I always wanted to know how our aunts did this, one time I saw our Italian aunts making cowboys hats, they put meat in them, folded them and crossed them and used them in soup.(I think it is called cup-o-la-ti) Not correct spelling. I do not know what kind of meat but reminds me of wonton soup but smaller. In chicken broth and more then one in the soup, but a petite form of wontons(very similar)

  2. you sound super talented Debbie.

  3. Those sound interesting Marie. I’ll have to check it out!

  4. Ha! Thanks Marie. Really, I’m just willing to try just about anything. I’m certainly not successful in everything, but I will always give it a try! It’s just so much fun to make things myself.

  5. My mom always made her own egg noodles. If I haven’t told you lately, I’m proud of all that you’ve learned over the past year or so. :)

  6. I made these one night (because I love to try PW’s recipes!). Anyway, mine didn’t turn out very well. They were less like noodles and more like boiled breadsticks. LOL! It was actually pretty funny, but I haven’t gotten up the nerve to try it again.