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.

Dumpling Noodles

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.

Make a well and mix together

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.

Form a ball and let it rest

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.

Roll out to 1/4 inch thickness

I used a wide skewer as a straight line and a thickness gauge to determine how big to cut the noodles.

Cut with a pizza cutter

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.

Let the noodles dry for at least 20 minutes before cooking

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.

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    • Chris,

      Yeah, it was a little high priced, but I splurged for the deluxe model. Haha.

  1. lezincreede Reply

    hey, thanks! it was a wonderful dumpling noodle recipe, just exactly what i was looking for. i usually dread working with flour and dough, but this recipe was made for me. i live at 9000 ft. and sometimes recipes don't turn out right without some adjustments, this recipe worked beautifully as posted. i followed all of the instructions, and was rewarded with great results. my husband told me that it was the best chicken & noodles (dumplings to some). high praise indeed as i love chicken & noodles often. i am a good cook and your recipe will remain in my portfolio. thank you, i would recommend this recipe to all!

  2. I have been making pasta/noodles forEVER, variations with gluten, different flours, kansui etc. Years of experience. However, I simply never occurred to me to use milk and even less to add butter.
    Since I am incorrigibly lazy I used the processor and then kneaded in the KA.
    I have never, ever, had such fabulous noodles.
    The texture, taste and even the look are beyond superior. I will delete all my previous pasta recipes and notes.
    Thank you.


  3. I forgot to note that I made it into spaghetti,
    number 4 on my Marcato. Wonderful, firm, fabulous taste and it does not stick together once cooked.

    • Rex Reply

      Glad you enjoy the noodles. I was looking for a specific texture with these noodles. It took a lot of experimenting with non – traditional noodle ingredients to get what I wanted. I have never tried to make these into spaghetti. I will have to do that soon. Thanks for the great feedback.

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    • Rex Reply

      You can make them ahead of time. However, they need to be refrigerated and I would use them within 3 days.

  5. I was looking for a dumpling noodle recipe and this one is perfect, my husband (who hates soup) is wanting me to make chicken soup with these dumpling noodles again and again.
    Thank you

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