This would be a fun project that could end with hot homemade soup for dinner.
When I saw this recipe I was amazed – only four ingredients, and she didn’t even hint at buying one of the big expensive noodle making machines I thought you would need to make them.
I have actually considered making noodles before, but just the thought of one more single-purpose piece of equipment that I would need to store and get out every time I wanted noodles was more than I could handle, so I put the idea aside – that is, until I saw Molly’s post.
This recipe looked so simple I just had to try it – four ingredients and five steps. I could handle that!
Homemade Egg Noodles by Molly
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup milk
- Mix the eggs, milk, and salt together.
- Add the flour slowly until the dough becomes heavy.
- Roll out the dough until it’s flat and let it sit for 1 to 2 hours to dry out.
- Roll up the dough into a tube-like shape. Starting at one end, make 1/8-inch-thick slices to create the noodles.
- Add to chicken soup or water and boil for 20 to 30 minutes.
So I got out my mixing bowl and started mixing –notice my McDonald’s coffee is handy.
Mixed it up and started rolling it out. I found it was too dry to hold together, so I added a couple drops of water at a time until it seemed to be the right consistency to roll out.
I rolled it out as thin as I could and then left it to dry. I checked it after an hour, but it needed more time so I waited another hour.
After 2 hours I thought it was still a little moist, so I turned it over, rolled it up, and cut it into slices before laying them out to dry a little longer.
After another half hour of drying time, we dropped them into boiling water and cooked them for the required time.
We put some of them in chicken soup and some ate them with butter and Parmesan cheese and/or Parmigiano-Reggiano. Both ways were delicious.
We felt it made the soup more substantial and filling, especially if serving it to our guys when they are doing hard physical work.
We will definitely do this again! We thought ours were a bit thick, so we will try to roll them thinner next time, but they were easy to make and delightful to eat.
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