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Homemade Chinese Noodles w/ a Kitchen Aid

Today we will be using a Kitchenaid to make noodles from scratch. I know, making noodles by using a pasta maker is pretty basic but there are lots of tips here and there that you want to be aware of. Besides that, I will talk about different types of flour and how they affect the end result; how to store them so you can always have fresh noodles in hand. In the end, you will get lots of recipe examples that you can cook with these noodles.

What is gluten and what does it do?
Gluten is simply a term for the specific proteins (glutenins and gliadins) that are found in wheat.
When combined with water, these gluten proteins change shape, form bonds with each other, and produce tightly coiled, and highly elastic structures.
All these properties are important for noodle making because they give the dough its elasticity, keep its shape, and leave the final product a chewy texture.
How to pick the right type of flour to make noodles?
Different brands and types of wheat-based flour contain different amounts of protein, which leads to different gluten-forming potentials.
You just check the label and calculate the percentage. For making noodles with a pasta maker, around 10% is good enough. Of course, the higher, the better. But no need to chase the highest percent because we are not making hand-pulled noodles.
How to Store Fresh Noodles?
Dust the noodles with cornstarch. Store in a sealed container
They will stay good for 4-5 months in the freezer or up to a week in the fridge.
How to Cook Frozen Noodles
Directly put the frozen noodles in boiling water without defrosting. They only take 3-5 minutes to cook.
In any case that you need to defrost the noodles, be sure to keep the container sealed while defrosting. If the lid is open, the noodles will absorb the moisture in the air and you will end up with a sticky mess.
Recipes that you can use these noodles
Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup Recipe [红烧牛肉麺] –
Tomato Soup With Beef and Noodles (番茄汤牛肉面) –
Cantonese Wonton Noodle Soup (广式云吞面) –
Spicy Shrimp Lo Mein Noodle Recipe –
Beef Lo Mein Recipe (牛肉捞面) –
Authentic Dan Dan Noodles –
Oyster sauce Lo Mein Noodles (HK Style Recipe / 蚝油捞面) –


  • Can you recommend a thickness for the final noodle for different applications and which cutter to use or whether hand cutting is best for certain types of cooking.

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  • Why do Chinese people slurp their soup?

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