Homemade Noodles

 

The homemade noodle is an inexpensive way to add more texture to your soup. This noodle recipe can be used with about any soup that has noodles added to it. It will also thicken up your soup base just a little. Here are the ingredients you'll need: ingredients:

  • 3 cups of flour
  • 3 eggs
  • Cold water
  • Pinch of salt

Take the three eggs and break them, placing the eggs into a mixing bowl. Take one half of the eggshell that is still intact and use it to measure out the water. Fill the half-shell with cold water three times, adding it to the eggs you placed in the bowl. Now beat the egg yolks and the water for about one minute.

Add the flour to the eggs and water, just enough to make a stiff dough. This is best done by mixing the flour and egg mixture with your hands. Once mixed, let the dough rest for eight to ten minutes. Divide the dough into two parts, and shape each part into balls.

Lightly flour the surface on which you will roll out the dough. Roll the dough so that it is very thin, less than one eighth of an inch thick. Keep adding flour beneath the dough and on top as you are rolling it out. When you are through rolling the dough to the proper thickness, let it dry out. This will take any where from fifteen to twenty minutes.

Roll up the dough like you would for a jellyroll, starting with the short side first. Cut the roll into strips no wider than a quarter of an inch. (This would depend on how wide you want your noodles to be.)

Bring the soup mix or salted water to a boil or over medium heat. Take the uncooked noodles and drop them into the soup or salted water. Cook the noodles for about fifteen minutes or until they are cooked all the way through. Stir the noodles while they are cooking; this will prevent them from sticking.

If you are cooking the noodles in salted water you will want to drain them. It is best to use a colander to drain and then rinse the noodles with hot water. Just remember that cooking fresh noodles takes less time than cooking packaged noodles.

To add variety to your homemade noodles, you can make them colorful by substituting beet juice for some of the water. Make the noodles even more fun for the children or keeping the holidays in mind take out your cookie cutter and cut the dough into some fun shapes.

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