For some time, I have been shopping around for a noodle
machine that would be suitable for making small batches of
homemade noodles for soup.
Last Fall I found several models at Yoder's in
Which one do I pick? That is always the question.
I was quite excited at the prospect of owning my
own noodle maker and the one I chose looked perfect.
Unfortunately I had to leave it with my daughter because
it did not fit into my suitcase.
I had two exciting things to look forward to in January.
My daughter was coming and she was bringing my new toy.
I must say I did not immediately rush to make noodles.
Could be I was a tiny bit intimidated.
I looked at the box with the nice picture and wondered if
I could master the technique as easily as it appeared.
The day came when I took it out of the box and read the
instructions. The first item that caught my attention was
'Never immerse in water! That was good news!
I think at the back of my mind I was worried about that very thing.
I couldn't imagine the fine blades drying without leaving rust spots.
It was time to give it a try.
I followed the recipe and was happily rewarded with a
lovely small batch of noodles.
It did not take much time at all and I had so much fun ...
all I had to do was crank the handle.
2 large whole eggs
2 cups very refined wheat flour
Place flour on a worktop and make a hole in the middle in which to
place the eggs. Beat the eggs with a fork and gently mix in the flour from
the sides. Start mixing the ingredients together until the dough becomes
homogenous. At this point, start kneading the pasta on a surface sprinkled
with flour using the palm of your hand.
Form a ball and leave to rest in a bowl.
Cover the dough to prevent it from drying.
And now the machine will do the rest!