The weather here in DC has been like a rollercoaster. Everywhere from the mid 90’s to the low 40’s all in the span of a week. Needless to say, everybody is suffering from a little cold. So, I decided to make homemade chicken noodle soup (Recipe Here), however I wanted to make noodles from scratch. I am a huge fan of the thick doughy noodles that are almost like dumpling noodles. I was on a quest to recreate these tasty little morsels.
The noodles were perfect. Thick, chewy and extremely tasty. They were exactly what I was looking for.
Homemade Dumpling Noodles – (From AllRecipes)
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 egg
- 1 tbs butter, melted
- 1 tsp salt
In a large bowl combine the flour and the salt. In a medium bowl combine the milk, egg and melted butter. Whisk to combine and beat the egg. Make a well in the middle of the flour and add the egg mixture.
Stir the dough until it forms a ball and then turn it out onto a floured surface and knead it until the dough is smooth. Roughly 5 minutes. Then place the dough back into the large bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let the dough rest for 10-15 minutes.
Once again turn the dough out onto the floured surface. This time flour a rolling pin and roll the dough out to about 1/4 inch in thickness. Then cut the dough into desired noodle shapes.
I used a wide skewer as a straight line and a thickness gauge to determine how big to cut the noodles.
Then I hung the noodles over the same skewer to air dry for 20 minutes before cooking. By hanging the noodles they were allowed to dry evenly. You could also lay them over a cooling rack.
For my soup, I wanted smaller sized noodles that would fit on a spoon, so I then cut the noodles into 2-3 inch long noodles.
To cook, place the noodles into salted boiling water and cook for 3-5 minutes depending on desired doneness.
These are some amazing noodles people. Awesome!! They were part of the best meal that I have ever cooked. You have to try these. Regarding the best meal that I have ever cooked/eaten, check back on Saturday.