My last attempt for homemade noodles back in March was the turning point for my kitchen DIY journey. I didn't have a pasta roller back then, so the spinach noodles you saw were the result from my hard labor. Endless punching and rolling the dough plus measuring and cutting out the noodles one by one proved to be an extremely strenuous exercise. So I've decided to get myself a set of pasta rollers attached to my mixer.
The professional blades truly made my kitchen life easier. Now I can rely on the machine to roll the pasta dough into thin sheets, spaghetti shape, linguine shape, all with my own desired thickness. Here's my first testing result with egg linguine -
Ingredients (for 8 small bundles, about 4 to 5 portions)?
4 cups of all purpose flour plus extra for dusting
4 large eggs
1 tea spoon of extra virgin olive oil
Tiny pinch of sea salt
I simply grab the giant bowl for the stand mixer and pour 4 in cups of flour. Try to make a hole in the center and drizzle the olive oil.
Beat the 4 eggs together with a little bit of salt. Pour into the center of the flour well. Start with the center, gradually mix the wet ingredients together with the flour. Once the ingredients start to form a dough, attached the hook to the stand mixer and let the machine do the kneading work for about 6 minutes.
The dough should shape like a ball sticking onto the hook towards the end. Take a big wooden board and flour the surface. Transfer the dough onto the board and keep kneading for couple minutes by hand. Come on, even with the help of a mixer, it's fun to get our hands into the dough and feel its elastic texture!
Wrap the dough in plastic foil and rest for about 30 minutes before rolling out into pasta sheets and linguine.
Attach the pasta sheet roller to the mixer. Take a small portion from the pasta dough and feed through the roller. Start with the thickest setting and work your way to the desired thickness. I stopped at setting 4.
Sprinkle some flour to the pasta sheets. Switch the pasta sheet roller to linguine cutter. Feed the sheets through the cutter then you'll have evenly cut homemade linguine!
You can store them in Ziploc and freeze till later use. Remember to sprinkle some flour so the pasta won't stick to each other. Pasta roller/cutter well invested!