Homemade Noodles

Feel free to get creative with flavors by adding herbs, spices, or even vegetable puree to the dough.

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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)


  1. Prepare the Work Surface:
    • Clear a large, clean space on your countertop. Sprinkle a little flour over the surface to prevent sticking.
  2. Make a Well in the Flour:
    • Pile the flour in a mound on the countertop and create a well in the center. This is where you’ll mix the eggs.
  3. Add Eggs to the Well:
    • Crack the eggs into the well. If you’re using salt, add it to the eggs.
  4. Mix Eggs and Flour:
    • Using a fork or your fingers, gradually incorporate the flour into the eggs, working from the inside out. Continue mixing until a dough starts to form.
  5. Knead the Dough:
    • Once a dough begins to form, use your hands to knead it. Fold the dough over and press it down, then turn it and repeat. Knead for about 8-10 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  6. Rest the Dough:
    • Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and let it rest at room temperature for at least 30 minutes. This allows the gluten to relax, making the noodles more tender.
  7. Roll Out the Dough:
    • After resting, divide the dough into smaller sections. Roll each section out into a thin sheet using a rolling pin. Aim for a thickness that suits your preference for noodle thickness.
  8. Cut the Noodles:
    • Once rolled out, use a sharp knife or pasta cutter to cut the dough into your desired noodle width.
  9. Cook the Noodles:
    • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the noodles and cook for 2-4 minutes, depending on thickness. Fresh homemade noodles cook faster than store-bought dried noodles.
  10. Serve:
    • Drain the noodles and serve them immediately with your favorite sauce or in a soup.

Homemade noodles are a delightful addition to various dishes and can be a source of pride in your homemade cooking repertoire.

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