Prep 1 hr
Cook 1 min
These are, without a doubt the best tasting and textured noodles I have ever had! And they're fun and easy to make. You just have to plan ahead. I highly recommend them topped with pesto.
- 2⁄3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄3 cup buckwheat flour
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 tablespoon water (approx)
- Combine flours and salt in food processor and whiz to combine.
- Add egg and olive oil and whiz.
- With machine running, SLOWLY add water until ball forms.
- Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and knead for 10 minutes.
- Place in plastic and let rest for 30-60 minutes.
- Cut noodles according to your pasta machines instructions.
- (usually put on widest setting, smoosh a small chunk of dough in flour on both sides, fold in half and run through maching. Fold again and run through and repeat once more. Then proceed to next smaller setting, etc.) I do not recommend using the very smallest setting.
- Cut as fettucini noodles.
- Bring large pot of water with olive oil to a boil.
- Add 1 Tbls salt.
- Add noodles, stir and cover with lid.
- Once the water returns to a boil, cook for approx 1 minute.
- Drain in colander and enjoy!
These are delicious, but then, being a buckwheat lover, I expected they would be. I didn't make these for serving with Pesto, rather as an addition to transform leftovers into a Chicken & Noodle & Vegetable soup. The family isn't home to try them, but being the Chef, I got to taste test. Ummm yummm!!! Thanks for the recipe Lisa!
I thought this made much better tasting noodles than the traditional egg-less soba noodles, but it really did need more water (almost a third cup total). Like many flour recipes, the condition of the flour really matters, as well as the ambient humidity. Weighing the flour instead of measuring can help. I also added a half teaspoon of salt instead of the "pinch" called for. Great recipe, just watch your dough for how much liquid to add.
I'm sorry to say that I was disappointed in this recipe. I followed the recipe exactly and it was so dry that I couldn't even form it into a ball so had to add extra water in order to roll out the noodles. The noodles were very bland and really didn't have any flavor and ended up thowing it out.