Family Recipe Friday: Grandma’s homemade noodles

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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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About Gail Grunst Genealogy

Gail has been researching her own family since 1979. Her research has taken her back to 1800 Belgium and 1800 England. Gail has worked in a library for the last 20 years and has answered genealogy questions for patrons and helped patrons with their research. In addition to her degree in Library Media Technology, Gail has a two degree in Basic American Genealogy Research from the National Genealogy Society. She has done volunteer work for various Genealogy Societies. Gail teaches several Classes in Genealogy for the Round Lake Area Library, and would be happy to conduct a class for your organization. If interested in a class or if you would like a one-on-one consultation, please contact Gail. Please enjoy Gail's family History Blog

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