Making Homemade Noodles…

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Every time I make homemade noodles it makes me feel all warm and domestic inside.  I start dreaming of spending a day cooking, making noodles, canning, and then reality crashes down and all I hear is blah blah blah…when will you have time to do that??!!

But my point of sharing this is truly if I can make homemade noodles – SO CAN YOU!!  Give it a try anyway!  I have to admit I called my mom in a panic several times while making them the first time…

The recipe I use is a family recipe.  I always at least double the recipe and always add at least one egg it seems.  And by always – I mean the first two times I have made noodles!!  This is my third time—so that totally makes me a pro right??!

 

HOMEMADE NOODLES

3/4 cup flour

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 large egg, beaten

Measure and sift dry ingredients.  Add gradually to egg.  Mix until blended.  Roll paper thin on floured board.  Allow to stand 20 minutes.  Roll up and slice 1/8″ wide.  Toss lightly and spread to dry.  Makes 1/2 pound of noodles.

Today I made a quadruple batch as I made two pots of chix and noodles – one for us and one for friends who have had the flu. (And I don’t know how to cook for less than 6.  I just don’t.  Sorry!)

Let me just tell you now… I know I may not be making them “correctly”, but they taste good.  So my family doesn’t really care that every noodle is a different size!  You can tell they are homemade that way, right?!!

Today I tried really hard to do a good job making these – since I had been tossing around the idea of putting them on here…well, I had good intentions anyway… I of course ended up adding more eggs at the last minute, then had too much egg, so added a bit more flour…geesh…you would think I could get it right!  (I do have a recipe after all!)

I have never before (by that I mean the other two times) waited the 20 minutes the recipe called for – my mom told me I could just keep going when I called her in a panic because I didn’t have that much time!!!  AHHHHH!!!  And I have never let them dry…just scooped the noodles and extra flour into the pot of boiling chicken and stock.  Today I let them sit for about 5 – 15 minutes and I did let them sit out and dry until supper since I made them during nap.  Because nap was ending soon my noodle size ended up more random than usual!

Here are some of my noodles drying.

I apologize for the lack of pictures — my hands were all gooey and I hated to grab my camera!  If you would like a full blown tutorial I will do it — just let me know!

The finished soup!

Give noodle making a try — see how domestic it makes you feel!!

Good Luck!

Jaimi

**By the way I know this picture looks a little drab, but my family prefers their chicken and noodles without veggies added…sorry!

 
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7 responses »

  1. You know, I had never heard of homemade noodles until I moved up here. Where I come from, we do Chicken and Dumplings! Noodles? I thought? Then I tasted my MIL’s noodles and I got it. Totally. Yummers!!

    • Mmmmm….we love Chicken and Dumplings too!! You would probably die if I told you how I make dumplings though…I’ll save that for another day–I could probably hear you from here hooting with laughter or screaming in disbelief!! LOL!

      • Ha! If it involves plopping dough into the chicken and covering with a lid and NOT taking lid off until 20 mins. That’s my wild dumplings! I’ll bet your’s are good tho! 😉

  2. I am starving! That soup looks great! Now I think I need to get some chicken and make some too. It has been a long time since I have even attempted them. I do find if I let them dry longer, they aren’t as doughy in the middle. I also don’t have patience to let them sit for a long time.

    Kelly

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