Family Recipe Friday: Grandma’s homemade noodles

I remember going to grandma’s when she was making her homemade noodles.  The dining room table would be full of noodles drying out.  Then she would make homemade chicken soup.  There was nothing like her homemade chicken soup with her homemade noodles.  Sorry to say that I don’t have her recipe for homemade chicken soup, but I do have the recipe for her noodles.  I’ve made them a couple of times, but it has been many years since I made them.  Maybe writing this will prompt me to make them again.

4 cups sifted flour

1/2 teas. salt

6 eggs

6 to 8 tbsps. water

Put into large bowl 4 cups of flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, add eggs one at a time and mix slightly after each egg, add 6 to 8 tablespoon water.  Mix well to make a stiff dough.  Knead 5 to 8 minutes by folding back half of the dough toward you and using the heel of your hand to push dough away from you.  Give dough a quarter of a turn and repeat kneading for 5 to 8 minutes until dough is smooth and elastic.  Use as little additional flour as possible.  Roll 1/3 or 1/2 of the dough about 1/8 inch thick on floured cloth or table.  Let dough dry on both sides until dough does not stick together when folded over to cut.  Start at narrow edge and cut into strips 1/4 inches wide.  Let stand on floured cloths or table for 2 to 3 hours or until dry.

Add noodles to boiling water, add a tablespoon of salt. and boil rapidly for 10 minutes or until tender.

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