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Noodles!

June 22nd, 2011 at 08:01 am

I am almost ashamed to admit this, but I have never made noodles from scratch. I have three cooking goals this summer and one of them was to make noodles.

So, last Sunday, I looked at recipes, printed one off, and went into the kitchen. I mixed the ingredients, rolled them out as thin as I could, and cut them and let them dry. While they were drying, I put a chicken in the Crockpot with some vegetables and herbs to let it cook and make some broth. That evening when the noodles were dry, I cooked them in the broth and put the chicken in there. I let it simmer for awhile. I then let it cool and put it in the fridge because I knew I'd be working Tuesday and wouldn't have a lot of time to cook when I got home.

We had them last night. I wasn't sure if dh would like it, but he had three helpings so I think my noodle experiment was a success.

Yesterday I was talking to a gal who said she made her noodles and how she admired her mom's talent -- she didn't measure anything, just made a mount of flower on the counter, added an egg, water, and salt and mixed it without getting flour everywhere. She said it was a great way to fill people up on a budget and I'm thinking she is so right!

Here's the recipe I used:

2 1/2 cups flour
1 pinch salt
2 beaten eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 T butter

Mix, knead for 5 minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes. Roll out to desired thinness and cut. Allow to air dry before cooking.

I'm wondering what kinds of things I can add to make these noodles different...

5 Responses to “Noodles!”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Good for you for trying it! I have seen it done on tv and boy do they make it look easy.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Smile Only a foodie would be ashamed of never making noodles!

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    I love making noodles, but I haven't done it in a long time.

  4. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    I like to grate pepper and nutmeg into the flour. I just cook noodles fresh with no drying time. As long as I've kneaded adequately (10 minutes), the noodles will still cook nicely without turning the water or broth into gravy. Oh, but gravy is good anyway. Mmm.

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Hey, thanks for the comments! And CCF, it is easy, so don't be afraid to try it.

    The batch I made was really too much for two people -- believe me, my hubby eats and we still had half left over -- can you freeze the noodles before they are cooked?

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