Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Homemade Noodles

I know what you're thinking. This is a quilting blog, why in the world am I putting up another recipe? Well you know what? When I'm not quilting I'm cooking, and this was too delicious not to share with you all. So if you're going to get confused about what kind of blog this is, then I beg you to stop reading! (hehe)

I've been craving homemade chicken noodle soup for the last two weeks. Don't ask me why...it's 94 degrees outside and yet I want hot soup and rolls? Crazy? Quite possibly. But I went ahead and started making it anyway. On went the chicken and made my house smell divine. By the time hubby got home I was making the homemade noodles. And that my friends is what I'm going to share with you today. Homemade noodles are about as close to heaven as you can get. (well except for chocolate)
 
Homemade Noodles

  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup + 2tsp cold water
Step 1: Add flour and salt to mixing bowl and combine well. Make a well in the center and add the eggs.

Stir to combine the mixture until rough crumbs are formed in the dough.


Step 2: Add the water to the crumbs slowly and stir until a ball is formed and all the crumbs are used up in the dough. Use the extra 2tsp of water if you need more, adding slowly until the dough is firm and elastic and shows no more crumbs. Set aside and let it rest for 10 minutes.

Step 3:
Roll the dough out on a floured surface to about 1/4'' thick. (remember that the noodles puff up to about three times their size from the raw dough in boiling water, so adjust your rolling thickness accordingly) I had to break the dough into two parts and roll out each separately. But do whatever you like best.
Also a helpful tip. I was using a huge cutting board underneath my dough and it kept slipping around. Take a couple paper towels and moisten them a little and flatten out under your rolling surface. Keeps the board from moving and lets you roll till your heart's content. (Also is great when chopping veggies etc)

Step 4: Cut your noodles to your desired shape, width, length. I used a pizza cutter to do this, was easy and fun!


Step 5:

Lay your noodles out on a flat surface and let them dry about three to four hours. (I dried mine just under three and it could have used another hour)
They were looking good at this point and I wanted to nibble!

Step 6: After your noodles are dried, add them slowly to the pot of boiling water. (In this case a pot of chicken and carrots I'd been cooking all day as the base of my soup)

Bring to a rapid boil and cook 20-25 minutes to taste of firmness. (Mine cooked just under 20 minutes and could have used a couple more) Your noodles will puff up about three times their original size, so make sure you have enough water to cover them in the pot.

Serve your fresh homemade noodle soup with some bread or rolls and enjoy!



And that's it. It's really easy to make, just takes some time. And remember how I told you I had to divide the dough in half? Well I just put the rest of the dried noodles in a ziplock and stuck them in the freezer. They freeze beautifully and you can have noodles again anytime without having to start from scratch!

If you make this recipe, please send me a note and tell me how it turned out! I love hearing from people how things turn out! :-) (I'm weird that way)

24 comments:

Lindsay @ Artsy-Fartsy Mama said...

Yummmmm!!! Thanks for sharing!! That looks mighty tasty!!

april@gingerbread said...

that looks soooo yummy !!!
xoxo

Craft Envy said...

I love homemade noodles! But I don't have a very good recipe, so I will have to try this one out.
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Chrissy.Barile said...

I've always wanted to try to make those myself! Thank you for the recipe!
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My SoCal Life said...

DELISH!!!

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Good Girl Gone Green said...

Great idea and so simple! :)

jellybelly said...

Got here from Lots of Lovin Weekend bloghop!

Kimberly said...

Wow, it really is that easy to make noodles?! My MIL even gave me a noodle roller/cutter thing and I've never tried it yet. Now using your pictures I'll know exactly what it's supposed to be looking like. Thanks!

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

That is the most delicious soup I have ever seen! I love homemade noodles, but have always been afraid to try and tackle them. I had no idea it could be so easy! Thank you so much for linking up!

Jill said...

Oh yum! You make making your own noodles look so easy! I might even try!

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Jen @ My Own Road said...

I just made homemade noodles for the first time for chicken noodle soup too -- they're so awesome!

Katie said...

I've never made my own noodles, and this now makes me want to try and make my own. I've pinned this to my pinterest board. Thank you for linking up to Sew Woodsy, but unfortunately I had to remove your post. We are a craft only link party. Hopefully you can come back tomorrow and link up a craft project!

Rose and Heather said...

Love this! You are so talented. We would be so happy if you would come and link up at our first ever link party, Crafty Lassie Tuesdays. http://sewstylishboutique.blogspot.com/ Thanks Rose and Heather

Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage.com said...

Yum... I wish I had some right now!

Crafty Newbie said...

That looks SOOOOO delicious, I can't wait to try to make my own homemade noodles!

Denise said...

yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm


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Thearica said...

oh my gosh!! YUM!!!!

Karen @ THEBUSYBUG said...

Ok....now I need the recipe for the soup!! TFS.

Brit @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

Home made noodles are the best, and my favorite! Yummy! Thanks for linking it up with us!
Britney
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Tanya Anurag said...

I am trying this for sure.

Thanks for linking up at Tea-Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. Your post added to the celebration. Party for this week is going on now. Hope to see you there.

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Crystal said...

I had no idea noodles were so easy to make!!! Your soup looks delicious!!! I can't wait to make this! Thanks so much for linking this up, Amber! I am featuring it on my blog tonight! :)
ps- I am following you now! :) I stop by all the time and thought I already was! Oops! Sorry about that! Hope you have a fantastic weekend! :)
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Camille said...

Oh my gosh!!! I had no idea that it was this easy to make noodles!! They look amazing! I must try this!
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Amy said...

You made it sounds so simple and easy to make I gotta try it soon. Never made noddles before and this looks great.

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ButterYum said...

I've never made homemade noodles before, but these would be PERFECT in my Homemade Italian Chicken Noodle Soup. I think I might have to give it a go. Wonderful post.

:)
ButterYum