Thursday, March 28, 2013

Homemade Noodles

One of my dearest friend's mother used to make homemade noodles. I was so fascinated by this because I was sure they could only come from a box. :)
She rattled off the recipe one day and I've never forgotten it, thankfully.
It makes a fantastic (and super frugal) noodle!
(My best guess is that you can make this batch for less than a quarter. Yeah, for real!)

Now- to help you remember- here's the 'rattle' I told you about: 1, 1, 1, 1.
See?!?! Now you can remember it - in case I forget it!

Lelah's Homemade Noodles
1 cup plain flour
1 egg
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon oil
 Mix together in a bowl and knead for several minutes to incorporate all the flower. 
(If necessary add a drop or two of water at a time.)
This will make a VERY stiff dough but it will be moist once you knead it.
Break the dough into 3 or 4 pieces and roll out very thin, like 1/16 of an inch or so.
(If your dough is super stiff, drip a little oil in your palm before kneading each section.)
Cut into strips (any size) with a pizza cutter and allow them to dry while you make ready your soup/broth.
Drop noodles into boiling water/soup/broth and cook approx. 10 minutes until no longer doughy.
You can drain them and serve with sauce or leave them in the soup pot.
You can add salt to the dough if you like but it isn't necessary if you're cooking them in a broth or soup, or even salted water.
Some of you might like to use wheat flour too but you will likely have to up your water.
You can also dry them for a couple of hours and freeze them for later use.
This makes enough for an average pot of soup, those of you with bigger families like mine may want to double them, especially if serving with sauce.
You can do this in just 10 minutes!

 This post is linked to The Shabby Nest,HomemakerOnADime,KatheWithAnE, Our Delightful Home,

 1 Tim 6:8  And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.


The Prudent Homemaker said...

Donna, have you ever weighed this to see how many pounds of noodles it makes?

Donna said...

No Brandy, I haven't. I don't have a small scale.

Also, these would be "egg noodles"- more pricey than pasta.

Oh and- they pass the dh inspection! ;-)

Judy @ Contented at Home said...

These look SO delicious! My mother made noodles occasionally, but I never have. I will remember this recipe, though--I want my kids to have homemade noodles, too! :-)