Inspired by my daughter, I decided to try making my own noodles today. I looked in my 75th Anniversary Edition of the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook but didn’t see a recipe. I then pulled out my trusty old version. I can’t find a publication date in it because it’s missing a page or two at the beginning but judging from the pictures I’d guess late 50s or early 60s. Of course it had a recipe for homemade noodles. Just one reason I like older cookbooks.
I doubled the recipe and used two beaten eggs, 2 cups of flour (didn’t take quite that much), a teaspoon of salt (I used a little less), and 4 tablespoons of milk. The hardest part was trying to roll out the noodles thinly enough. This is what I ended up with after rolling with the rolling pin:
After they rested a little while, I picked up each noodle and gently stretched it, thus making them thinner. I used the noodles to make turkey and noodles. I had cooked a turkey breast not long ago and had frozen the carcass and some of the meat. I boiled this, strained, added more water and seasonings and then picked out the meat to put back in the broth. I thickened it just a bit with about a tablespoon of flour blended into a bit of cold water and added to the boiling broth. I then put in the fresh noodles and cooked until done. Oh. My. Goodness. It was absolutely wonderful.