There are recipes scattered all over the internet and in recipe books. Brings a question to my mind. Do you still have recipe books in your home? I have many, but even, I don't search them as I used too...rethinking writing my own and time is limited. I will see.
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
2 large eggs
Extra flour for incorporating and kneading the dough
Plastic wrap, well to wrap the dough ball of course
Tip*I have a marble pad that I like to work my dough on.
You can even use your counter top if it is smooth.
- Mix flour and sea salt in a bowl with a fork or whisk.
Just look at those golden fresh hen eggs
- Pour the flour/salt mixture easily and keeping the round shape onto your board, making a well in center.
- Crack the eggs into the well *see photo left
- Using a fork gently beat eggs, then slowly incorporate flour into the eggs. *see photo top right
- Do this all around mixing in flour until all is mixed in. *see photo bottom right
Kneading the egg noodles
This will be a wet dough but work with floured hands
Adding flour but not overly adding for tender noodles
- Add flour (as little as needed) and keeping your hands well floured at all times until dough is workable.
- Shape dough into a rectangle, fold in half, stretch turn over and fold ends in towards center, several times
- Knead adding as little flour as needed until stretchable and doesn't pull apart easily. Do this 5 - 10 minutes or so.
This egg noodle recipe is easy to work with
I really like my pastry cutter/scrapper
- Cut dough into two pieces, work and form each into tight balls.
- Wrap with clear wrap and refrigerate at least 30 minutes or up to all night, if you wish.
Clean up work surface well
It's always a good idea to keep your cooking work surfaces clean
Especially important when working with eggs
- Scrape surface well
- Wash well with clean soapy water using dish cloth, rinse and wipe dry
- Attach pasta machine, if using Or flour surface for rolling out dough
- Take out one dough ball at a time. Flatten by using pasta machine, or rolling out flat working to get sections a thin as you wish.
- Slice by hand or use the pasta machine to cut into the desired shapes and sizes.
I had so much fun playing with the pasta machine!
- Hang on rack or lay as I did onto waxed paper to dry a little. Tip* You can, at this point freeze your pasta if you desire. Just take a bunch lightly together fold in half or leave long, then place loosely in a freezer bag.
This was really fun
- Fill a large pot with water and a fair amount of salt.
- Bring to a boil
- Cook 9-12 minutes Or until desired tenderness
- Drain and serve immediately.
Makes 2-4 Servings
Sharing my little hen eggs again!
I say little, but the average backyard hen lays extra-large eggs daily.
These truly are easy and delicious
Fun to make as well!
I made Swedish Meatballs on this day
Will share that recipe soon!