**In blue are revisions based on additional trials**
Prep: 1 hour
Cook: 90 seconds to 2 minutes
Yield: 4-5 main-dish servings (~1lb noodles)
1 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 beaten egg yolks
1 beaten egg
1/3 cup water
1 teaspoon olive oil
- In a large bowl, stir together 1 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour and salt. Make well in the center of flour mixture. In a small bowl, stir together eggs yolks, whole egg, water, and oil. Add egg mixture to flour mixture; mix well.
- Sprinkle kneading surface with
1/4 cup whole wheat flour(may not be necessary if you're in a really dry climate, the second time I made this I didn't need any additional flour). Turn dough out onto floured surface (I used what was left in the bowl that hadn't mixed in). Knead until dough is smooth and elastic (8-10 minutes). You'll be able to feel a good "tug" in the dough, the surface will be even, not floury. Cover loosely with kitchen towel and let dough rest for 10 minutes while you wash the used bowls, measuring cups, etc. and wipe down your surface.
- Divide dough into 4 equal portions (I like using the dough scraper gifted to me by my mother because it reminds me of times we spent in the kitchen together). On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion of dough into an approximate 12x9inch rectangle
about 1/16 inch thickabout as thin as you can roll it without it tearing! Let sit, uncovered, for 20 minutes (usually by the time I'm done rolling each portion of the dough out, the first one has been sitting out for 20 minutes already). Lightly dust dough with flour and loosely roll dough into a spiral. Cut the dough into 1/4-inch-wide strips. Gently uncoil.
- To serve immediately, cook for 90 seconds to 2 minutes (or until tender but still firm). If dried or frozen noodles, allow an extra 1 to 2 minutes. Drain.
- To store cut noodles, let the uncoiled noodles dry on a wire cooling rack for about an hour (longer or shorter depending on your humidity). Place in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days. If you'd like to freeze the noodles, after drying for at least an hour, place them in a freezer bag or container, label them with the date made and what they are (in case you forget!) and freeze up to 8 months.