Homemade Noodles

Cut Homemade NoodlesWhen I was growing up, my mom made homemade noodles and cook them in homemade chicken broth. This was such a tasty treat. The store bought kind do not even come close.

I remember her rolling out the dough, rolling it up into a spiral, and cutting each noodle one by one. We would grab the noodles as she pushed them over to us and unroll each one into a long strip. It was exciting to see each noodle uncurl.

Sometimes they were cooked right away for our dinner, other times they were dried and packed away to use at a later date.  

Now, I make them with my kids. I love to see the excitement in their eyes as they uncurl them.

Ingredients for Homemade Noodles

6 cups Durum wheat flour or all- purpose flour

9 large eggs

1 teaspoon sea salt

3-9 tablespoons of water

Extra flour for flouring surfaces

Instructions for Homemade Noodles

Making the Homemade Noodle Dough

Making Homemade Noodles-well in flourCombine 6 cups of flour with 1 teaspoon of salt in a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the center of the flour and crack 3-6 eggs in the center of the well.

Making Homemade Noodles-added eggsUsing a fork or a pastry blender, gently start to fold the flour into your eggs.

Making Homemade Noodles-eggs mixed in 2As the eggs get mixed in, keep adding the remaining eggs one at a time, until all are added and folded in. At this point, your dough should be lumpy and slightly crumbly.

Making Homemade Noodles-ready to kneadNow, you need to start adding tablespoons of water until the dough becomes one lump. The dough will be a little sticky at this point, but will become smooth as you knead it.

Making Homemade Noodles-ready to rollSprinkle a clean kneading surface with flour. Turn your dough out onto the floured surface. Knead the dough (by folding it and pushing it with the palm of your hand) until it is smooth and elastic. This will take about 8 to 10 minutes. Allow the dough and let rest for about 10 minutes.

Rolling your Homemade Noodles

Homemade Noodles rolledDivide the dough into three equal portions. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into rectangle,

Flattening Noodle Dough in Pasta Machine…or pass it through a pasta machine until 1/16 inch thick or your desired thickness.

Homemade Noodles RestingDust both sides of the dough portions with additional flour.  Let the dough stand, uncovered, about 10 minutes.

Three ways to cut your Homemade Noodles

Cutting Noodles This is the way my mom did it when I was growing up. Loosely roll the dough into a spiral. Cut the spiral crosswise into 1/4-inch-wide strips. Unroll the strips to separate into long noodles. Cut the strips into desired lengths.

Noodle RollerUse a noodle roller to cut your homemade noodles. Be sure the rolled out dough is the width of your noodle roller. Push the roller firmly over the dough to cut your noodles. Separate your noodles and cut them into desired lengths.

Noodles from pasta machineUse a pasta machine to cut your homemade noodles. Pass your noodle dough through the machine using the desried pasta width attachment. Cut the strips into desired lengths.

*Cook the noodles immediately, or dry and store them.

Drying and storing your Homemade Noodles

Noodles on drying rackYou can spread the noodles on a wire cooling rack or hang over a pasta drying rack and allow to dry for 3-6 hours. Or…

Dry homemade noodles in a dehydrator at 135 degrees F for 2-4 hours. Check to see if noodles are dry by placing them in an airtight container, such as a freezer bag or mason jar. If condensation forms inside the container, place the noodles back in the dehydrator to dry for more time.

To store noodles in the refrigerator: Allow noodles dry for 2 hours and place in an airtight container and keep in refrigerator for up to 3 days.

To store noodles in freezer: Dry the noodles for at least 1 hour, place them in a freezer bag or freezer container and freeze for up to 8 months.

Thank you for visiting Mama’s Homestead!

~Nelle

Homemade Noodles
When I was growing up, my mom made homemade noodles and cook them in homemade chicken broth. This was such a tasty treat. The store bought kind do not even come close.
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Ingredients
  1. 6 cups Durum wheat flour or all- purpose flour
  2. 9 large eggs
  3. 1 teaspoon sea salt
  4. 3-9 tablespoons of water
  5. Extra flour for flouring surfaces
Instructions
  1. Making the Homemade Noodle Dough
  2. Combine 6 cups of flour with 1 teaspoon of salt in a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the center of the flour and crack 3-6 eggs in the center of the well.
  3. Using a fork or a pastry blender, gently start to fold the flour into your eggs.
  4. As the eggs get mixed in, keep adding the remaining eggs one at a time, until all are added and folded in. At this point, your dough should be lumpy and slightly crumbly.
  5. Now, you need to start adding tablespoons of water until the dough becomes one lump. The dough will be a little sticky at this point, but will become smooth as you knead it.
  6. Sprinkle a clean kneading surface with flour. Turn your dough out onto the floured surface. Knead the dough (by folding it and pushing it with the palm of your hand) until it is smooth and elastic. This will take about 8 to 10 minutes. Allow the dough and let rest for about 10 minutes.
  7. Rolling your Homemade Noodles
  8. Divide the dough into three equal portions. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into rectangle or pass it through a pasta machine until 1/16 inch thick or your desired thickness.
  9. Dust both sides of the dough portions with additional flour. Let the dough stand, uncovered, about 10 minutes.
  10. Three ways to cut your Homemade Noodles
  11. This is the way my mom did it when I was growing up. Loosely roll the dough into a spiral. Cut the spiral crosswise into 1/4-inch-wide strips. Unroll the strips to separate into long noodles. Cut the strips into desired lengths.
  12. Use a noodle roller to cut your homemade noodles. Be sure the rolled out dough is the width of your noodle roller. Push the roller firmly over the dough to cut your noodles. Separate your noodles and cut them into desired lengths.
  13. Use a pasta machine to cut your homemade noodles. Pass your noodle dough through the machine using the desried pasta width attachment. Cut the strips into desired lengths.
  14. *Cook the noodles immediately, or dry and store them.
  15. Drying and storing your Homemade Noodles
  16. You can spread the noodles on a wire cooling rack or hang over a pasta drying rack and allow to dry for 3-6 hours. Or…
  17. Dry homemade noodles in a dehydrator at 135 degrees F for 2-4 hours. Check to see if noodles are dry by placing them in an airtight container, such as a freezer bag or mason jar. If condensation forms inside the container, place the noodles back in the dehydrator to dry for more time.
  18. To store noodles in the refrigerator: Allow noodles dry for 2 hours and place in an airtight container and keep in refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  19. To store noodles in freezer: Dry the noodles for at least 1 hour, place them in a freezer bag or freezer container and freeze for up to 8 months.
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About Nelle

I am Nelle. I grew up in rural, small town, Ohio. When I was young, I learned a lot about homesteading from my parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, 4-H, FFA, and others around me.
Now, I’m all grown up, have 6 children of my own, and plan to teach them everything I know.

Here on Mama’s Homestead, we talk and write about homesteading, homeschooling, and kidsteading (homesteading with kids). We teach our kids about survival, self-sufficiency, gardening (vegetable, herb, flower), orchard, beekeeping, home keeping, soap making, harvesting, cooking, food preservation, livestock, nature, crafts, homesteading tools and wares, and more…

Welcome to my homestead…come and learn with us!

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  1. Jane Wertz says:

    It looks so easy…

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