How to make homemade egg noodles

Follow our easy step-by-step instructions for making homemade egg noodles with kids.

By Alex Mlynek

How to make homemade egg noodles

Photo: Andrew Grinton

How to make egg noodles

Slurp ’em up

The main star here is flour, which contains proteins. When worked over, these proteins combine to form gluten, the element that makes pasta noodles so stretchy. That’s why it’s important to choose the right type of flour when you make noodles. Bread and durum semolina flours both have high protein content, and cake and pastry flours have less (all-purpose falls somewhere in between). 

bowl of saucy egg noodles with chopsticksPhoto: Andrew Grinton

What you need

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 egg yolk, 2 large eggs, rolling pin, knife, stand mixer or large bowl, wooden spoon

eggs, spoon with flour, knife and rolling pinPhoto: Andrew Grinton

Step 1

Measure flour and salt into a stand-mixer bowl or a large bowl. Make a well in the centre of the flour, and add egg yolk and eggs. Mix with a dough hook or wooden spoon until flour is moistened and dough comes together in a ball.

bowl with flour and raw eggsPhoto: Andrew Grinton

Step 2

Turn out dough onto a floured surface; knead until smooth. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 15 minutes.

Little boy forming a ball of doughPhoto: Andrew Grinton

Step 3

Roll out dough as thinly as you can (less than an 1/8th of an inch is ideal) into an 18-inch circle.

boy rolling out doughPhoto: Andrew Grinton

Step 4

Cut the circle in half, roll it up and help your child slice it thinly. Repeat with the other circle half. Shake slices out. Yay, you’ve made noodles!

To cook: Boil in salted water for 2 to 3 minutes, or until noodles are tender and float to the top.

cutting fresh pastaAndrew Grinton

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This article was originally published on Jun 10, 2017