After a few months of trial in my kitchen lab, here I have achieved my best recipe to make fresh egg noodles! I have always dreamed of making fresh noodle for my kids, but with work and day to day busy cooking I just didn’t have time to try. Finally got the chance to try, it is really not as hard as I thought. So don’t be afraid to try it out!
- 250g flour (Tip 1)
- 3 tbsp potato starch (Tip 2)
- 2 eggs
- about 71 g of water (Tip 1)
- Incorporate flour and starch in a large bowl
- Add egg one by one in the dry ingredients and start to stir
- Slowly add water and stir. Mix well all ingredients
- Once all ingredient is well blend together, use your hand to start putting together into a dough
- Once your dough could form a shape, take out from the bowl and knead on counter for about 5-10 min. it should be soft texture and not sticky. If too sticky, then powdered a bit of flour on the dough and knead again. Use your kiddo to knead your dough is a great family activity
- Put dough in plastic zip lock bag to rest about 30 min
- After dough have rested, cut your dough into 12 pieces
- Take each pieces, roll flat your dough so it fits into your pasta machine
- Flatten your dough sheet further more with a pasta making machine (Tip 3)
- Put enough flour on each of your flatten pasta sheet
- Fold pasta sheet and cut equally into noodles, any shape you like
- Cook noodles in boiling water. cooking time varies between 8-10min all depends on the way you desire and the thickness of your noodles
- When working with dough, I like to put about 90% of suggested water or flour to start with my work. Especially if it is a first time trial on new recipe. This way, it is easy to adjust rather than put too much and is hard to reverse the quantity. This is a wonderful tip that I have learned from Steamy Kitchen (http://steamykitchen.com/), a great food blogger that I am following right now.
- Adding the potato starch enhance the chewy feeling in my noodle. This is optional. if you do not like chewy then replace the 3 tbsp of potato starch by regular flour to keep the dough consistency
- I roll 2 times in level 5 and 1 times in level 4 with my pasta machine. This gives me the thickness of noodles that my family likes. If you don’t have a pasta machine, dont worry, just use a rolling pin to flatten your pasta sheet to your desire thickness.