Tuesday, October 19, 2010


That's a funny word.  Drizzle icing on a cake.  Drizzle: a light rain.  English is a funny language.  Well, that's what it did most of the weekend, yesterday and today.  My Sunday was spent indoors as it was just too wet to do much gardening.  So I made homemade chicken noodle soup only I forgot to buy the noodles.  No problem I'll just make some.  If you've never made homemade noodles it's very easy and just makes any soup soooo much better!  You don't need a fancy pasta maker but I do use my mixer because the dough gets pretty stiff to mix the flour into by hand.
Roll it out on a floured board to be about 16 x 12".

Roll it up but not too tightly, it makes it to hard to unroll 'em.

Cut them to the size you want but remember they'll swell and get wider and longer.

Lay them out on dishtowels to dry for about 2 hours.  Put them in the oven on "warm" to dry quicker.

Homemade Noodles Recipe:

1 beaten egg
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup unbleached white flour

 In a mixing bowl combine egg, milk and salt then add the flour until combined.  Dough will be stiff and a bit sticky.  Cover and let rest 10 min.  With floured hands put dough onto floured board and roll out to be about 16-18 x 12" long.  Let stand for 20 min.  Then carefully roll up but not so tight that the dough sticks to itself and will be hard to unroll.  Cut to desired width 1/4 to 1/2".  Remember as they cook, they will swell and become larger.  Unroll and spread out on clean dishcloths for about 2 hours until dry.  To keep longer, dry them thoroughly in the oven set on warm temperature.  Then break into desired length and then store in air-tight container.  To use right away, break apart over the soup or boiling water and cook for 10 to 12 minutes.  Makes about 3 cups.

I like to let the noodles cook for about the last 30 min of soup cooking time.  Then you just enjoy!

I did get to varnishing the side cupboards in the kitchen so I think I'm just about half way finished with the kitchen now.  I worked on my crochet shawl just a little bit.  Geez, I wanted to start some xmas gift projects so I'll have to hurry up.  Hope y'all have a fabulous week!


Linda said...

Omigosh you made homemade noodles--memories of my Granny! Those look so good!

I made homemade noodles many years ago and have not made them recently--I always have so much trouble rolling them out. But they are SO worth it. I'm going to try your recipe!

Pammy Sue said...

Oh YUM! That soup looks wonderful! Thanks for the noodle recipe.

I received your sample. Thank you so much! I haven't tried it yet. I'm waiting for a "normal" day to try it so I can see if it'll work for me. You're so sweet to send it to me!

Pam said...

Thanks for your nice comment!!
Im trying not to pay attention to the mirror... and breast feeding is working!!.. I guess I have lost like 7 or 8 kilos!.. nice!!..
thanks again.