After watching Anne Burrell on the Food Network make simple work of ravioli I attemped to make homemade noodles since they taste so much better. My mother in law gave us a pasta roller quite awhile ago so I figured that it was time to use it.
Here is the recipe that I followed
3 egg yolks
1 whole egg
3 tbsp cold water
1 tsp salt 2 cups flouer
For some reason I had to add more than 3 tbsp of water to get the dough to form. Living at a high altitude tends to change recipes with flour but in the end I added almost a third of a cup of water. So basically if you need to add more water than do it.
The rolling machine wasn't too hard to figure out but I was a little scared when I realized the directions were in Italian. Basically there are two slots to roll your dough through. The first thins out the dough and has 6 different thickness settings. The second slot you put the dough through and it cuts it into noodles for you. I also clamped it down to the end of my counter.
I cut my dough into 8 pieces after letting it rest for 30 minutes. I did this so it would be easier to handle when rolling it out. Start with the first slot and set the thickness to 1 and roll your dough through 2 to 3 times. Then change the thickness to two and roll it again 2 to 3 times. The directions I followed said to continue this till you ended up on the thinnest setting which is 6 however I felt the noodles were hard to handle and too thin past 4 so I stopped there.
cutting the dough into manageable sections, rolling it out too thin and starting over, cutting it to desired length before cutting it into actual noodles
And like a bad blogger I failed to take picture of the finished product but you can kind of see the noodles in the bottom left corner. After I rolled them through the noodle cutting side I laid them on a baking sheet lined with paper towels and let them rest again for 30 minutes. To cook them all you do is boil for 3 minutes. Although labor intensive they were sooo worth it!