Monday, March 16, 2009

Drying home made noodles



I love to make home made chicken/turkey noodle soup. And I love even more adding home made egg noodles to the soup. I don't have allot of space to dry them and after doing it the way my step mom did growing up by draping them around the edge of the bowl I needed a better way. When you drape them around a bowl they really don't dry well (or at all in some cases). So I came up with this after visiting a Civil War enactment camp and seeing the ladies with their noodles draped on strings running from their tent poles.

I got a set of small clear plastic hooks that had 6 in the package. i placed 3 hooks on the sides of my cupboard that border my kitchen window. Now all I have to do when I want to make noodles is string a strand of kitchen twine through the hooks and drape my noodles over the lines. This keeps them off the counter so I can do other things and out of the reach of the kids. These lines have many uses including stringing apples to dry or peppers or what ever you desire. When not in use just tuck away the twine somewhere and all you have are some tiny hooks left.

Here is the recipe for the noodles (I don't use baking powder):

1 egg, beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons milk
1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder (optional)

Combine egg, salt, milk. Add flour. (For thicker noodles add baking powder to flour before mixing.) Nneed dough into a tight elastic ball and Separate into two balls and let rest a bit.
Roll out dough very thin, and dust with flower.
Roll dough into a tube and cut with sewing thread wraping the thread around the log and crossing the ends and pulling it through the dough. Break strips into desired length and spread to dry. Let dry for approximately 2 hours.
Drop into hot soup--cook for about 10 minutes.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rachel, I love the kitchen sets you made. The colors are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Rachel G said...

Thanks for reading my blog and posting! I apreciate the feedback. I'm working on my 3rd kitchen set and will post a photo when done. Always something to make and keep me busy, as if I wasn't busy enough!