Aug 5 2014 - 2:16pm

Homemade Ramen Noodles

From Thy Tran [1], Fine Cooking [2]

Homemade Ramen Noodles


  1. 1 cup hot water
    2 tablespoons kansui
    1 teaspoon salt
    3 1/2 cups 00 flour or unbleached all-purpose flour
    Potato starch


  1. Stir together the hot water, kansui, and salt in a medium bowl until dissolved.
  2. Put the flour into a food processor fitted with the dough blade; pulse a few times. With the machine running, drizzle in about 3/4 cup of the kansui mixture toward the edge of the food processor. Stop to squeeze the dough and incorporate any clumps of dry flour. Continue mixing in the water 1 teaspoon at a time just until the dough forms small, distinct balls that, when squeezed, meld into a smooth mass. Knead by machine for 3 minutes, then finish kneading by hand for 2 minutes.
  3. Shape the dough into a smooth square, wrap in plastic, and let rest for at least 1 hour or refrigerate for up to 1 day. Remove from fridge, and allow to come to room temperature before rolling out.
  4. Cut the dough into four even pieces with a knife. Using a pasta machine, pass each piece through the rollers, starting with setting 1 and working through to setting 5. Coat the dough sheets well with potato starch to prevent sticking, and then pass noodles through the thin-width cutters. Dredge the noodles evenly with more potato starch.
  5. Cook immediately for 1 minute in a large stockpot filled with boiling salted water, or wrap well and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

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