The first time a man cooked noodles 4,000 years ago. It was done by a Chinaman. This fact is scientifically proven and undeniable. Chroniclers of China carefully wrote down the recipe for making millet noodles even during the reign of the imperial dynasty of East Han. I'll tell you how to cook homemade noodles according to the recipe of the Tatar cuisine from wheat flour. In traditional Tatar culture, knowing how to cook homemade noodles is considered a great art of a good housewife.
To make noodles you will need:
- Board cutting in size not less than 50 * 50 sm. It is possible to do without a board if at you on the kitchen there is a table with the polished table-top.
- Roll, but it is better to use a non-traditional rolling pin, and a rolling pin without pens.
- Sharp knife.
How to make homemade noodles for your family?
Homemade noodles are rarely cooked for future use, so we'll prepare soup noodles for 4 servings.
In a deep small bowl, put a glass of flour, make a groove and knock out a couple of eggs. With a tablespoon, stir and beat the eggs while stirring the flour. If the flour is not enough, then you can pour it. The dough should turn out to be steep and resilient, much tighter than you make dough on dumplings. But make sure that at the same time it remains elastic and obedient. If the flour in the dough you add too much, it will break, and it will be difficult to roll out. After you have formed the dough, put it on the board and knead it until the necessary elasticity and absence of bubbles in the dough. Cover the dough with a napkin or dish and leave for five minutes. Egg dough very quickly dries and a crust forms on its surface, which will complicate the further process of cooking noodles.
How to roll out the dough for homemade noodles?
Now the dough should be rolled into a large round cake, the thickness of which should be literally less than a millimeter. If your dough is about the size of a fist then, with perseverance, you can roll out a sheet with an area of at least 50 * 50 cm. If you do this kind of work for the first time and before did not know how to make homemade noodles, then it will be difficult for you to cope with the test with The first time, but we must try.
Using a rolling pin without handles will help get a smooth layer of dough, without bent edges. The first movements follow the test in different directions, alternating directions and turning the sheet. Do not forget to sprinkle both sides of the cake with flour so that it does not stick together and does not stick to the rolling pin. Each time the cake will become thinner and increase in size. There will come a time when you can roll a cake on a rock and roll it out like that. This process is very similar to the old way of ironing clothes. Your movements should be easy, without vain effort, and you will be rewarded for such work - the flat cake will turn smooth, round and thin. Now once again, pour the flour, level the entire surface.
The cake is ready, now you can learn how to make homemade noodles, and start cutting it. You can cut it in several ways:
- Long straws, such noodles are used for cooking second courses;
- Straws from 3 to 5 centimeters, for broth (tokamach);
- Rhombuses or strips for beshbarmak.
In order to cut a long straw, roll it with rolls and cut the noodles. The width of the strip you can choose from 1 cm to 1 mm.
For the broth, noodles are cut to a length of 5 cm. To do this, cut the sheet into several pieces and fold them into a neat little pile, pre-sprinkled with flour. Cut the noodles in narrow strips 1-1.5 mm wide. The cut noodles are spread evenly on a cutting board for drying. Beshbarmak noodles are cut with long strips or rhombs.
How to cook homemade noodles, you now know, and boiling or laying it in a broth, remember that it must be sifted on a sieve from excess flour and it is cooked literally in one minute.