How to Make Homemade Noodles
Thanksgiving is coming up fast and I have wonderful memories of my mother making homemade noodles for Thanksgiving Dinner every year so I thought I would share with you just how to make homemade noodles.
When I grew up I succumbed to the ease of store bought and packaged everything including noodles, who had time to make homemade anything? I was busy working, raising my son and running a business. It wasn't until later in life when I started noticing that so many packaged foods had ingredients in them that were a complete mystery to me. Therefore, I decided to do away with as much packaged, store bought foods as I possibly could. One of the items that I decided to stop buying was packaged noodles. My mother's homemade noodles always tasted a million times better than anything in a package anyway. With all the chemical crap they put in our food these days I would encourage you to do the same. It usually doesn't take much more of an effort to make homemade items from scratch as opposed to packaged and it's almost always much cheaper and the taste is far superior. Moreover, as the video shows below, processed foods do not digest well. The video below shows how long it takes for processed noodles to break down in your stomach as compared to homemade noodles. Who knows what else they do to wreak havoc on our bodies. Contrary to processed noodles, homemade noodles are easy to make and good for you and if you dry them they can last a long time too.
Here is the recipe for My Mother's Homemade Noodles:
1 Egg to ¾ cup of Flour (add more proportionately)
Salt to taste
That's it, that's all you need!
Knead the dough, it it's sticky add a little more flour, if it's too dry add a little water or milk.
You want it a little stiff, let the dough sit for ½ hour.
Then roll it out till it is as thick as you want it (I personally like it a little thick at about ¼ inch). Just make sure that they are even, make sure that they are not thicker in the middle than at the ends. Then roll it up like a jelly roll. Slice it, using a long narrow knife (about ¼ to ½ inch wide). Spread the noodles apart so that the air can circulate around them. You can let them dry sitting out for most of the day or you can put them in a paper bad with some flour and they will keep for several days. You can also cook them right away in boiling water just like you would for normal noodles. If they are thicker make sure to taste and see if they are done after 10 minutes because they might need a few more minutes to cook or you can put them in a brown paper bag and let them dry out and use them in a day or two. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have and in the process make memories for your children.
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