Friday, July 24, 2009

Chicken Soup with Homemade Noodles, Yum!

A few days ago Eli had a little spell of the 24-hour flu, so the only thing that he could keep down and had an appetite for was chicken noodle soup.  I had decided to actually make it with homemade noodles this time and it turned out really good!! I am such a lover of soup and warm cozy drinks when I am sick that this was the perfect thing.  It actually wasn't too tough to make them and I kind of had fun unrolling all of them!  Anyways, the recipe for the noodles was in my Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook and goes a little somthin' like this:

2 1/3 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. dried basil, marjoram, or sage, crushed (optional) I didn't do the herbs but maybe next time I will.
1/2 tsp. salt
2 beaten eggs
1/3 c. water
1 tsp. cooking oil or olive oil

In lg bowl stir together 2 cups of the flour, herbs (if desired) and salt. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. In a small bowl combine eggs, water, and oil. Add egg mixt. to flour mix. ; stir to combine.
Sprinkle a clean kneading surface with the remaining 1/3 c. flour. Turn dough out onto floured surface. Knead until dough is smooth and elastic (8-10min max.) Cover and let the dough rest for 10 min.
Divide dough into 4 equal portions. On lightly floured kneading surface, roll each dough portion into a 12-in. square (about 1/16 inch thick, like we know how thin that is.. ha ha!) Let stand, uncovered, about 20 min. Cut as desired, I rolled each portion up in a tube and cut little sections as in the picture above, about 1/2 an inch thick. Bring enough water in a large saucepan to a boil and add 1 tsp. salt and 1 T. olive oil or cooking oil to the water to prevent noodles from sticking.  Once boiling, add unrolled noodles a few at a time and cook for approx. 1 1/2 -2 min. 
Wa lah!! You're done!! Now all you have to do is add the cooked noodles to your chicken soup with vegetables and your in business. We ate this up like it was going out of style, Yum!!!


McKenzie Hansen said...

You're amazing and you put us all to shame who settle for the canned soup!

Walking By Faith said...

You make my tummy growl!!! I always settle for the frozen Grandma's noodles...guess I'll have to give so homemade noodles a try.