Great Aunt Verna has the best recipe for homemade noodles — they always come out so yummy! It’s one of J’s favorite Thanksgiving (or any other holiday, for that matter!) things to eat. I’ve been telling people who aren’t from J’s family about them for years, but it finally dawned on yesterday me to blog about them so you all could make them too!
Gather your ingredients:
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 Tablespoons melted butter (let it cool after melting)
I use heaping spoonfuls of the baking powder, salt, and butter.
Start out by sifting the dry ingredients together.
Then dump in the eggs and melted butter. Make sure the melted butter has cooled so that you don’t cook the eggs — that’s really the only tricky bit of the whole recipe.
Stir until everything is mixed together in a sticky ball.
Knead it a little with your hands — add a little flour to your hands if it’s too sticky. Then drop it onto a well floured surface.
I like to press it out a bit with my hands and then drag it through the flour on both sides — this makes it easier to roll out.
Roll with a well-floured rolling pin until it’s pretty thin, then slice into noodle sized bits of yumminess! I like to use a pizza wheel to slice it, but J’s mom uses a butter knife.
Let dry for a bit — I usually mix these up first and let them dry while I get the rest of the meal together, say for about an hour. But you can cook them right away if you are in a hurry.
Scoop them up with a spatula and add them to a pot of boiling chicken broth (or chickenless chicken or vegetable broth if you are a vegetarian like we are). Don’t worry about getting any extra flour along with the noodles — it will just thicken the broth.
Boil for a few minutes, then simmer for 15-20 minutes more.
Dish our and eat!
Thanks, Great Aunt Verna!