Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Never Fail Homemade Noodles

I know what you're thinking. Nothing can be never fail, right? Well... I'm sure someone has made these noodles without the best results, but that person isn't me! I found this recipe (yes the original name includes the words never fail) in a 1976 cookbook sold as a fundraiser in my community. The recipes are all from local people and I know several who have been making this recipe more years than I have been alive. Don't you love those kinds of cookbooks? When you live in a small community you learn who is known for being a great cook... and who isn't. You can pick recipes you want to try accordingly :) These noodles freeze very well after they have been cut and dried for several hours. I usually double the recipe and make a big pot of chicken and noodles by boiling my chicken with onion, celery, carrots, salt and pepper. De-bone the chicken and remove the chunks of veggies from the broth and bring to a boil before adding the noodles and cooking until tender. You can't get much better than that! It's comfort food at it's best. Enjoy :)

NEVER FAIL HOMEMADE NOODLES
1 cup flour
1 egg
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp butter
1/4 tsp baking powder
2 1/2 TBSP milk

In a bowl, place flour and make a well. Drop remaining ingredients into well. Mix with fork, then fingers until it forms a very stiff dough. Roll out on a floured surface until very thin. Let stand 20 minutes and cut as you desire (I use a pizza cutter). Spread noodles out and use or dry for 2 hours. Drop into broth and cook until tender.

13 comments:

Katie said...

I love homemade noodles! I really love the fact that these can be frozen...that saves a lot of time.

Katy ~ said...

definitely going to give these a try. I can remember my mother cutting pasta with a pizza cutter thingy too. Thanks for the memory and for the recipe. Well done!

April said...

I just started making my own noodles and will give your recipe a try soon.

Willoughby said...

I've never been able to make good pasta from scratch. I'm going to give this recipe a try and see if I can redeem myself!

Lisa said...

Looks great. I've been wanting to try homemade noodles.

Lara said...

I've never tried homemade noodles before, but it sounds great!

Chris said...

I've never tried making my own pasta but I could do these! Bookmarking this to give a try. They'd be great in chicken noodle soup.

~~louise~~ said...

Local cookbooks are my very best favorite even when I'm not one of the locals, LOL

Lots home made pasta recipes lately however, perhaps, I should begin with No Fail Homemade Noodles, just in case:)

Thanks for sharing, Heidi...

Zoey said...

Wondering if the butter is softened, melted, or just from the fridge. What do you do Heidi?

Tiffanee said...

Yum! I have issues when making noodles. Sometimes they are good sometimes not. You recipe is a bit different than mine so I think I will use yours next time. Thanks!

Heidi said...

Zoey- I usually just use the tub butter (country crock) because it is already soft. If you use stick butter I would let it set out until it's room temp. and softened.

Carrie said...

Using a pizza cutter is such a great idea, I've never thought of that!!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

OMGosh I've never tried to make them! What a wonderful recipe. Thanks Heidi ;)