Monday, January 13, 2014

Whole-grain Homemade Noodles

Homemade noodles mean true comfort food in my book. A store bought wide egg noodle comes close with a thick cream sauce over the top, but I end up feeling a need to make my own noodles a few times a year, especially during the cold winter months.
Making homemade noodles is easier than you might think. It requires that you mix a few basic ingredients together and then roll the dough out. Once you have cut them how you desire, drop a few in a pot of boiling water. They are done in 1-2 minutes when they float to the top. You can then top them with your favorite, creamy sauce.

You can also drop a few in the top of a simmering pot of stew. They cook right in the pot and become a tasty addition to your one-pot meal. Feel free to freeze the dough or the uncooked noodles to be able to cook up a few when they are needed.

Whole-grain Homemade Noodles


1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
¾ cup all-purpose flour
3 eggs
1 tsp salt
3-4 Tbsp water


Mix together the flours, eggs, salt and water. Knead to form a smooth dough, adding more water if necessary. Cover the dough with a towel and allow to rest for 10-20 minutes. Roll out very thin between two layers of plastic wrap. Cut into noodles and allow to air dry until cooking. Bring a pan of water to a boil. Drop in a few noodles. They are done when they float to the top of the water - they only take a minute or so. Remove them with a slotted spoon and drain them on a paper towel. Cook the noodles a few at a time until they are all cooked. Top with your favorite, creamy sauce.

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