If I haven't mentioned before, my mom is a fabulous cook! We grew up on homemade most everything and sat down for a home cooked dinner every evening. I've been trying to cook at home more (perhaps you could consider that one of my New Year goals), but it's a lot harder than my mom made it look! Not to mention the whole ordeal of deciding what to cook! We gave my mom such grief for that- sorry mom!
So this morning my mom was making noodles for our Castor Thanksgiving and I decided to take a lesson.
Dawn's Homemade Noodles
2 cartons of chicken broth
6 cups of water
2 teaspoons of minced garlic
2 cups of flour
2 teaspoons of salt
1/3 cup of water
Start by adding broth, 6 cups of water, garlic, and minced onion to stock pot and bring to boil. While you are waiting for the broth to boil start your noodles by mixing flour and salt then add your eggs and water and mix. (Per my mother, using four eggs gives the noodles a nice yellow color as well as gives them a richer flavor). The dough will be pretty sticky.
Scoop plenty of flour onto a clean surface and transfer your dough onto the surface.
Knead the dough until the dough doesn't come off onto your fingers when you touch it. You may have to keep adding more flour as you knead. Don't overwork--the dough should feel pliable but not sticky.
Roll flour out into a large square shape. Continuing to add more flour so the roller doesn't stick to the dough.
Use a pizza cutter to cut long strips of the dough then cut it into 3 sections.
Use a spatula to scoop up noodles, and one at a time place them into your broth. It's important that the broth is boiling so that your noodles don't stick together.
Stir every once in a while so they don't stick.
And there you have it!
Next step- a full belly!!
You can add corn starch mixed in a cup of cold water to thicken broth up. To make chicken and noodles simply brown some shredded chicken in your pan before adding the broth mixture. Or like us you can use it with leftover turkey!
Happy Black Friday everyone! We will leave the deals to the rest of you as we eat more food!