How To Make Homemade Noodles

I love soup with homemade noodles!    You can make amazing soup with homemade noodles! It really isn’t that hard and uses ingredients you probably already have on hand.

While the noodles are easy to make they do take time, so allow a couple of hours from start to finish. It is not all hands on though, the noodles have about a two hour drying time!

Homemade Noodle Recipe

2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
2 cups flour

Lightly beat eggs. Add in milk, salt and thyme. Stir in enough of the flour to make a stiff dough. Cover dough and let it rest 10 minutes.

Divide dough in half and get prepared for a workout! On a floured surface roll dough (half at a time) into a 12″ X 16″ rectangle. This takes some work and you might not actually get it that big.

The point is the dough should be really thin! Once rolled, let dough stand 20 minutes.

Loosely roll up dough.

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Cut dough into 1/4 inch slices. (The noodles will almost double in sized when cooked)
Unroll slices.

Cut into desired lengths. I usually cut into 1 to 2 inch lengths. Spread out noodles and allow to dry on a rack for 2 hours.
Add noodles to your favorite soup, allowing to cook about 10 minutes until soft and tender. This would be a good rainy day project to do with kids or grand kids.

When they open a can of Campbells chicken noodle soup, it will take on new meaning. Plus, if you have ever read the sodium content in a can of that soup, you will be happy to make your own.

If you don’t know how to make chicken soup, here is a very simple recipe: Chop up an onion, handful of celery, a couple of carrots. If you have a parsnip that is also good. Saute in a little oil. Add a chicken cut up, or just some parts including back neck, wings. Brown a little. Cover with water and bring to boil.

Skim off the yucky stuff on top of water. That is called scum. Now you will have clear water. And a clear broth.

Add salt, pepper and cinnamon (for that Jewish chicken soup taste), and boil for a couple of hours, until the broth is a nice yellow color. Cool and strain into jars.

Use the chicken in a salad or sandwich. If you like chicken curry, (or creamed chicken) you can use chunks of chicken in the curry and the broth to make the sauce. You can add the veggies to something or mash them up and add them to your dog food.

This is a real bargain. For the price of a couple of cans of chicken soup, you can have all this. Make the soup first and by the time the noodles are done drying, it will be ready to eat. Voila!

p.s. if you want your soup to be almost fat free, chill overnight and any fat will rise to the top. You can remove that whole piece and then heat soup. In Yiddish that is called ‘smaltz’ and is good for frying things like potatoes and onions. (Jews don’t use bacon fat)

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