Sunday Supper: Homemade Noodles

Homemade pasta is surprisingly easy to make! It’s inexpensive, especially if you can get bulk flour at $1 a pound, like we do. And it’s such a great comfort food. Here are two of my favorite recipes.

Easy Noodles
Use 1 egg for every 1 cup of flour. Use any kind of flour you want! I use whole wheat, since it’s healthy and we can get in inexpensively. I’ve found that 2 eggs and 2 cups make the perfect amount for our family. Mix it up and roll it out (you can use a glass as a rolling pin). Slice it into the noodles you want: wide noodles for lasagna, narrow and long for fettuccini, or medium width and short for soup. Let them sit overnight to dry. Store in an airtight container. To cook, boil for 5-10 minutes.

Sourdough Noodles
I used to have some sourdough starter going, and I highly recommend it. Here is some good information on starting a starter. I used my starter in everything: soaking grains and beans, noodles, dumplings, bread–everything!

Here’s how you make the noodles:

1/2 cup sourdough starter
1 1/2 cups flour (whole wheat is fine)
2 eggs

Mix together until you can form a ball.
Let rise for at least 1 hour (it won’t rise much)
Roll out and cut into noodles (see recipe above)
Let dry overnight
Follow directions above for storing and cooking.

Feel free to get creative and add spices to your noodles. I like garlic and oregano.

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