Making your own noodles at home is so easy, and they taste soooo good.
Basic Egg Noodle Recipe
One of my favorite things my mom used to make from scratch was egg noodles. They have few ingredients and are easy to make without needing fancy (and expensive) equipment. Simply take 4 eggs and 1/4c. cup milk and beat until foamy. Add 2 1/2 cups flour, or enough to make a stiff dough that is not sticky. Roll out with a rolling pin until about 1/8 inch thick. Using a pizza cutter or knife, cut to desired width and length. Allow these to dry on the counter for a few hours. Add to boiling water or broth. Variations include seasoning the dough with onion salt or celery seeds before rolling out. There will never be leftovers!
Homemade Spinach Noodles
A variation I love to make is to take about 3 c. fresh spinach and puree it with a 1/4 c. water in a blender. You can also use thawed frozen spinach, and no added water. Once you have a puree that is smooth, add enough flour (2-3 c.) to make a stiff dough. I also add about 1/2t. salt. Roll out as above and dry. Add to boiling water or soups.
Tomato Basil Noodles
Another super variation is to puree two large tomatoes. Add 1 tsp. finely ground dried basil and salt, then add enough flour for a very stiff dough. Roll them out as above and dry. If you cut them thin enough, they are a great substitute for spaghetti noodles.
Use Whole Grain Flour for Great Nutrition
When making anything, I always use fresh ground, whole grain flour. It is loaded with nutrients and doesn’t need to be enriched with ingredients like white flours are. All of the nutrients are there naturally. Buying whole grains is very economical and will allow you to feed your family a nutritionally superior product when compared to store bought items.