Saturday, February 11, 2012

Homemade Noodles

Who knew it was so easy to make your own noodles? Well, you probably did but I didn't. My mom was boiling some chicken for the dogs so we decided to make a soup but she didn't have any noodles. I told her to hold on a second, then I did a quick search and came across a simple recipe which turned out to be pretty great! We loved these noodles and so did the kids.

You could probably use this recipe to make ravioli or whatever other shape of noodle you want. Since Valentine's Day is coming up, I just used a cookie cutter to cut out small hearts. We brought the broth up to a boil and cooked the noodles just for about 5 minutes. I re-rolled the dough scraps and cut them into squares, which are currently in the freezer on a cookie sheet. Once frozen, we'll store them in a baggie in the freezer till next time.

The original recipe did not call for enough water. I used 1/2 a cup.

1 large egg
1/2 cup room temperature water
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups all purpose flour

In a large bowl, beat the egg, water and baking powder until you see a few bubbles on top. Stir in the flour. You will need to switch to your hands. Just keep mixing it until it forms a ball.

Roll the dough on the counter with a little extra flour to prevent sticking. About 1/4" thickness is good. Cut it into whatever shape you like.

Use the noodles right away or freeze them in a single layer then transfer to a Ziploc bag to store.

Adapted from Penzeys Spices.

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