My experiences in, and becoming aware of my need to be prepared, & preparing things my family depends on in the event of an emergency or disaster. There are plenty of how-to sites to do a lot of stuff. This is not one of those. This is a how-we-do-it site. My goal is to lessen my dependence on immediate supply and demand industry. Id like to be able to share this with you and give you ideas of what works for someone else. Enjoy!
This is a noodle recipe that our family loves. Home made noodles have so much more flavor than store bought noodles, and as with anything home made, you know what goes into them. We have added powdered dried tomatoes and powdered dried spinach to make the red and green colored noodles at times, and it adds a little bit of fun as well as a nutritional boost as well. We also like to use sprouted wheat flour that we make to make a nice wheat noodle. Half white and half wheat makes a nice noodle.You can also use spelt or whatever wheat-type grain you prefer.
2 cups flour
3 egg yolks
1 whole egg
2 t. salt
1/4-1/2 c. water
Add salt to flour. Making a well add in eggs, mixing with a fork. Stir in water 1T. at a time mixing thouroughly after each addition. Knead till smooth about 10 min. Divide into 4 parts, roll and cut.
We have a noodle maker that I use to roll them out but a regular rolling pin will do the job just the same. Cut a little smaller than the size you want them, as they grow a bit when they boil. For my egg noodles I roll them to a "5" setting on my Atlas. For spaghetti noodles I only go to a "3" setting.
For those who have never made noodles or are just starting out with a noodle maker, you don't want the dough too stiff (or it won't stick together). You also want to be careful about adding too much water at once to prevent the dough from being to sticky on the table or in the rollers. I make sure to have a little extra flour on hand to sprinkle on the pieces before I advance to the next setting to make sure they are staying dry enough. It does take some practice.
The secret to great noodles is to make sure they have enough water to boil in. Make sure the pot is big enough, and the water at a full rolling boil before you add the noodles.The noodles should move freely. My mother always added salt to the water to help flavor the noodles, but I never really noticed much of a difference. I have been told that adding salt will make the water boil faster, but you know the saying, a watched pot...
Sprouted Wheat Noodles
These noodles have saved me a bundle, and help me teach the children to be involved (other than stealing the noodles to eat!)