Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Homemade Noodles

1 egg
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon salt

Beat the egg. Add salt and water and beat until well combined. Add flour to make a very stiff dough. Knead 3 minutes. Cover and let stand 30 minutes. Roll paper-thin and spread on a clean cloth to dry. Roll loosely like a jelly roll and cut the roll into 1/8-inch rounds. Unroll each round and spread on a rack to dry thoroughly. Drop into boiling beef or chicken stock, and cook 12 to 15 minutes.

This recipe is attributed to Elayne Underwood of North Platte, Nebraska, in an old Rebekah Lodge cookbook from there. It's very similar to my mother's noodle recipe, except that my mother broke the egg and then used half the eggshell to measure the water.

Another great Easy Recipe

Love At Home

There is beauty all around
When there's love at home.
There is joy in every sound
When there's love at home.

Roses bloom beneath our feet,
All the earth is a garden sweet,
Making life a bliss complete,
When there's love at home.

-- John Hugh McNaughton (1829-1891)