How To Make Colored Noodles

Making colored noodles to eat or to include in fashion jewelry, collages or cards  is fun and easy.  All you need is 3 cups of flour on your clean countertop or cutting board.  Make a well in the center of the flour pile and build up the edges, like a volcano. Into this hole, add 3 eggs, 1 cup of water, and 1 teaspoon of salt, and the natural color of your choice.

Mix the flour and liquids together, but do not break the wall of flour or your liquid will run.  When it is all mixed together, knead at least eight to ten minutes if you are using a pasta-rolling machine.  If you will be cutting the noodles by hand, knead for 16 to 18 minutes.  Add more flour if necessary or if you need more water, put some on your hands to work it in; don't pour it into the center.  Knead until you have a smooth ball, then wrap this in plastic and place it in the refrigerator for one hour.

One hour later, unwrap the pasta; if it feels sticky, dust it with flour.  Cut the dough into thirds.  Roll one third until it is thin enough to go through the pasta machine at the widest setting.  Turn your pasta machine down one setting and roll the pasta through again.  Repeat until you achieve the thickness you want.  If your dough sticks, simply dust with a little flour.  Cut the sheet of dough into the size or shape noodles you desire.

Put some flour in a dish and lightly dust the noodles with flour.  Lay the pasta lengths to dry for an hour or two if you want to cook them that same day.  To store your colored homemade pasta, dry these lengths for 48 hours.

To color packaged noodles, simply bring a pot of water to a boil and then add noodles and the color of your choice.  Turn the heat down and simmer until done.  Serve and eat.

For inedible pasta, decide the type of noodle you want to use and the colors you want.  For each color, put your noodles in a zip top bag or a bowl.  Cover all of the noodles with rubbing alcohol.   Next, add the food coloring and allow the noodles to soak in the color.  When they become the shade you want, remove them from the bowl or bag.  Lay them in a single layer on paper towels to dry.

Now you can enhance your noodle creations even further. By using acrylic paints and a narrow tipped brush, you can add designs.


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