In the pantry of a northerner, noodles are always there. Soup noodles, stir fried noodles, mixed noodles, and other noodles will continue to appear on the dinner table. Handmade noodles will make these recipes more perfect.
When I was a child, my mother used to make handmade noodles for my family. Of course, handmade noodles which are al dente and fresh are much better than the ones bought outside. It seems that making handmade noodles is a bit difficult, for people who don’t often make pasta themselves. If you take some time to try it, you will find it is simple and fast. All you need is flour, water, and a little salt.
The first is to make a dough and let it stay for 20 minutes (Chinese call it waking up the dough).
Then use a rolling pin to roll it into a thin cake.
Finally, stack the thin cake, like a quilt, and cut them with a knife, it’s done. It is important to spread more flour or starch when stacking to prevent sticking.
Look, isn’t it simple?
The thickness of the noodles depends on the thickness of the cake and the width between the cuttings. All we mentioned here are fine noodles. Especially wide noodles are as wide as a trouser belt, which is another way of doing it.
Chinese Handmade Noodles
- Pot for boiling
- 250 gram flour, plus more to prevent sticking
- 150 ml water( depends on water absorption of flour)
- 3 gram salt
- Add the flour and salt to a big pot, add water slowly when stirring with chopticks
- Make them into a dough, cover with plastic wrap,let it rest for 20 minutes.
- Make the dough into a thin cake with rolling pin
- Stack the thin cake like a quilt, sprinkle flour every time you stacking
- Then cut it into narrow strips with a knife,
- Open narrow strips.
- Boil or stir fry, or turn into all kinds of things you want.