Making noodles is an art form, I suppose. One I normally don't have time for! This day we took time to make them for our homemade chicken noodle soup lunch. I had cooked a homegrown chicken for 24 hours to make stock and didn't want anything non organic to offset the wonderful aroma from the crockpot!
To make the dough:
- Two cups of flour
- 2 eggs
- cold water
Divide into 10 round balls. Flour your surface for rolling or flour your doughballs for putting through the pasta maker. Four is a key ingredient in this!
Roll out each ball to about 1/4th inch thick. I used setting 3 on my pasta maker. Lay them down and sprinkle flour on them again.
At this point, my noodle part of the pasta maker, the top part, started to gum up, meaning my dough wasn't quite as stiff as I needed it to be but I just decided to cut the dough with a pizza cutter instead of waiting or redoing the dough. I will remember next time.
Let the dough rest for a few minutes while your water with about a tsp or more of salt is coming up to a boil. Then drop the noodles into the boiling water and allow to boil a few minutes more. Usually the noodles with want to stay on the top of the water by this time.
Stir them down and when they look done, take them out of the pot and let them drain.
If you are going to eat them as a pasta noodle, just add sauce and serve. Or add butter and a sprinkle of salt and hide in a closet until they are gone and your waistline expands. They are pretty tasty. I added ours to the crockpot of soup. The family gobbled them down so fast and asked for seconds and thirds! So, I'd say it was a hit.
Have you ever made your own noodles?