Nothing can seem more comforting on a cold winter day than a hot bowl of soup with homemade noodles! I started making these easy noodles a few years ago and now after the family loves the taste as well as myself, we cannot go back to store bought noodles. These noodles are easy to make, inexpensive, healthy and preservative free!
I adapted this recipe from The Encyclopedia of Country Living and an online recipe to make our own recipe. You can always add an extra egg and then more flour to get your consistency just right...
Maple Valley Farm Whole Wheat Noodles:
1 1/2 Cups organic whole wheat flour
1 1/2 Cups unbleached white flour
1/2 tsp. unrefined pink salt or any unrefined salt
2 tsp. olive oil
4 farm fresh eggs
Mix the above dry ingredients together well. Now add 2 tsp. olive oil. Mix well to make the dough wet. Slowly add the eggs, 1 at a time to form a stiff dough. Knead the dough until very stiff on a floured board. Be sure to wear an apron. (I created this one from scraps of vintage materials) When dough has reached the desired consistency cover air tight for about a half hour and let the dough "relax" a bit
Now, section the dough into smaller pieces and then roll out with a rolling pin and put through a noodle press to flatten to desired consistency. We purchased our noodle press at a tag sale in Leelanau while at our cottage -$6-. If you do not have a pasta maker/noodle press, simply roll out your dough and cut into the sizes you would like.
separate and then hang your fresh noodles (try not to steal a taste of the great dough) on hangers and place up high to dry...
Noodles can be dropped into boiling water or broth after 15 minutes of drying time. Cook them for about 4 minutes or when noodles rise to the top of the pot, they are ready.
Now, this week we butchered our own hog and made it into sausage and more. Here is where I am making a hot stock pot of winter soup. Cook your homemade sausage thoroughly first.
And here is the finished hearth winter soup from Maple Valley Farms... I heard no complaints as everyone was scarfing it down. Enjoy!
What are you having for supper tonight? Do tell...