PHOTOGRAPHY Darren Chang

Go easy when adding liquid
When using a noodle maker, add the flour first, before slowly pouring in the egg-and-water mixture. This prevents the liquid from flowing out of the appliance’s extrusion holes.

Use a large, wide pot
This gives you space to swirl the noodles around when cooking. Add a dash of oil to the water so the noodles don’t clump together. 

Add natural flavour and colour 
Jazz up homemade pasta by substituting water in the recipe with the same amount of tomato or spinach juice.

Go from freezer to pot
You can make noodles in large batches and freeze them. When you’re ready to cook, pop the noodles straight into boiling water – thawing them beforehand turns them soggy.

This story was first published in Simply Her October 2015.