Friday, July 30, 2010

Homemade Noodles for Chicken Noodle Soup

I've heard stories of delicious, big, fat, homemade noodles, but I had never attempted them until this week. Since my chicken and dumplings were a success, I thought I'd use the same recipe and make some noodles. July is not the time of year to be slaving over a stove top, but I was asked to take dinner to someone in my ward and I was told that soups were what she was eating best. I figured it was the perfect time to try out my noodles! They were amazingly fabulous! I'll be making homemade noodles a lot! I wondered how the soup would be leftover... I was worried the noodles would get soggy, but I had a bowl the next day and it was just as good!

Homemade Egg Noodles

3 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
1 c. milk

Stir together flour and salt. Add milk and egg. Mix until dough forms. Knead until smooth. Roll out on a floured board thinly and slice with a pizza cutter to make noodles. They don't have to be perfect. Let dry while soup is being made. Drop noodles into boiling broth. Cover. Simmer for about 20 minutes until done, stirring occasionally.

Broth for Chicken Noodle Soup

chicken on bones, skin pulled off
2 lg carrots, sliced
2 stalks celery
4 chicken bouillon cubes

Fill your pot about 1/2-3/4s of the way full with water and simmer everything together, covered until the chicken is done. Remove the chicken from the water and let cool. Pull the meat off the bones and set aside. Return the bones to the broth. Continue to simmer covered. Simmer for as long as you like. Strain and discard bones and veggies.

To make soup:

Bring strained broth to a boil. Add homemade noodles into the boiling broth and cook for 15 minutes. Add sliced carrots and celery and cook for another 5 minutes until veggies and noodles are done. Add chicken (from bones), frozen peas and corn. Stir until peas and corn are hot. This soup is fantabulous!!!

I picked up this rolling pin for .25 at a yard sale and had Nina paint the handles red (when she was done beating her sister). I think it looks great!

Have you ever made homemade noodles? My next experiment with the will be in spaghetti sauce. YUM!


Mrs. Mordecai said...

I got a pasta roller for Mothers' Day (at my request) and I've been having a great time playing with it. My favorite noodle memory from my childhood is whole-wheat noodles topped with my mom's stroganoff. So good and terribly filling!

Mrs Happy Homemaker said...

Homemade noodles are something I have been wanting to make, but just haven't done it yet. You have made it look so simple - I think Im going to have to try it for the first time next week!

Anonymous said...

How about those Kitchenaid pasta rollers? Should be fun - making homemade pasta with the kids.