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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Making Noodles Info

I have been interested and getting a noodle maker and start making our own noodles. Sure noodles are cheap, but so is the water, flour & eggs you use to make them!
Plus, you know me, I want to know how to do this stuff, just in case you cannot buy it someday, and so I can teach my children how to do it! =)

My computer is still acting up on me, but I have managed to find some interesting info on making noodles, so thought I would have to post it!
If you make noodles, have a machine to make noodles, have some recipes, or tips, please share them! Love ya'lls comments!

First, from a place called "Scientific Psychic" (sounds like a site my husband would like!), I found some great educational things on noodles!
Visit this link:
How can you make noodles?
to read the whole article and see the pictures and follow links to learn and find more!

Here is a piece of the article:

"Noodles consist basically of flour and water.

Ingredients:

•2 cups flour
•1/2 cup water
Egg noodles are made by using two eggs plus enough water to make 1/2 cup instead of the plain water.

A stiff dough is prepared from flour and water. Knead the dough thoroughly, cover with plastic, and allow it to rest for 20 minutes. The resting time allows the flour to absorb water uniformly and makes the dough more pliable and easier to handle. Flatten the dough with a rolling pin and make a sheet 1mm thick (the thickness of a U.S. penny). Dust with flour to prevent sticking, as necessary. Roll the sheet into a log, and cut slices of the width desired for the noodles. A pasta machine, such as the one illustrated here, can be used to roll and cut the dough evenly. When using this type of pasta machine, the dough must not be too wet, otherwise it will stick in the machine. Once you have rolled the sheets, it may be necessary to let them air dry for about 10 minutes to be able to cut them properly. The drying time will vary depending on the humidity of the air and the amount of moisture in the dough. If the dough is too moist, the noodles will tend to clump together. The noodles may be air dried by draping them on plastic coat hangers or a Pasta Drying Rack for several hours, or they may be refrigerated for use at a later time."



Want to know "How to make Ravioli, Dumplings, and Pierogi"?

Here is the link to that too!

Makes me hungry for ravioli and tortellini just looking at the recipes! YUM!

This blog tells how to make egg noodles in a food processor!
"Real Homemade Cooking: Noodles From Scratch"


Last but not least, the noodle maker that I would like to try!
"CucinaPro 178 Fresh Pasta Set"

You can get it on Amazon for $70. Guess that is a pretty good deal, since you can make spaghetti, fettuccini, angel hair, ravioli and lasagnette with it!

Here is a picture of it below:

Also "The Complete Book of Pasta and Noodles" on Amazon, looks really good too!

Maybe I will get a noodle maker soon!

Hey, my birthday and Christmas are coming up!!!!!!!! Hint! Hint!

Happy Noodle making!

~Hannah

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