Saturday, December 13, 2008

Homemade noodles, comfort food

Homemade noodles...just the thought of them brings me comfort. They're so good on wintery days, mixed with some good chicken soup or topped with goulash or stroganoff.

One of the meals we'll have this week is beef stew with homemade noodles. I'll make the noodles tomorrow morning and let them dry for a day or so before use.

If you haven't made noodles, give them a try. They're very easy to make and the recipe I use is beautifully adaptable to the additions of spices and cheese.

Homemade Noodles

1 egg, beaten
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp milk
1 cup flour (I use a combination of soy and whole wheat flours)

Mix egg, salt and milk. Add enough flour to make stiff dough. Roll thin, let stand 20 minutes. Roll up and slice 1/8 inch thick. Spread to dry for about 2 hours. Drop in boiling broth and cook 10 minutes.

I don't worry about the noodles looking uniform or perfect as long as they're savory. I love these noodles with some fresh basil and ground pepper or cheese added to the dough.

Really, try this recipe, even if you aren't normally comfortable making dough recipes. It's practically fail-proof! If you try it, please let me know what you think.


Roxi said...

Sounds absolutely easy and wonderful. Thank you for sharing it with us. It is so exciting to read new recipes. I found a really easy recipe for Monkey Bread. Oh, it was so good with a huge bowl of chili. I know I am weird, but I love cinnamon rolls with my chili, and that monkey bread was easy and great. So thank you. I will talk to you later. Roxi

Cathey said...

It is very easy and delicious too! My family just enjoyed this. It was a nice switch from the usual. I will prepare this one again.