Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Linda's Homemade Egg Noodles

As my girls start laying lots more eggs, I am on the look out for new recipes to incorporate them into.  I searched the net yesterday and plowed through a few recipes and videos for egg noodles.  I finally settled on one that uses milk and butter too.  ( I love milk and butter, don't you?)  See the original recipe HERE on

It was so simple and quick. I was amazed.

Linda's Egg Noodles
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 pinch salt
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon butter

In a large bowl, simply stir together the flour and salt.  I used my KitchenAid stand mixer.  I beat the eggs with a fork, but realized afterwards that the KithcenAid would have done a great job for that task too.  Add the eggs, milk and butter to the flour mixture and let the KitchenAid knead the dough until smooth, about 5 minutes. 

I used my dough hook for this and it came out nice and stretchy.  I lightly dusted the dough with flour and let it rest in a covered bowl for 10 minutes.  Then, the real fun began.  I used my pasta maker to roll out the dough to 1/8 inch thickness and then into noodle strips.  I lightly floured them and hung them to air dry on a noodle rack for about an hour.  

I dropped them one by one into boiling water with a pinch of salt and olive oil in it.  The recipe said to cook for about 3 minutes, but it took about 5 minutes to cook my noodles until al dente.  It probably depends on your altitude, temperatures, and humidity.  Just know that fresh pasta cooks much faster than dry store bought pasta noodles.

My verdict, they're substantial, tasty noodles.  They held up well to boiling water.  Mine took a minute or two longer than the recipe suggests, but that's probably because of my 4000ft elevation or the fact that I am a noodle newby and I made them kinda plump.
They're so quick to make.  I plan to make up a few batches at one time, and freeze them in small portions for Jerry and I to add to sauce later.

Does anyone know whether or not I could safely dry the noodles in my dehydrator for later use??? That would be great too.

I am linking up this post to my favorite blog hops...

The Chicken Chick
The Farm Girl Friday Blog Fest


  1. Wow those look great! I have this ronco pasta maker from the olden days I might just have to make those...thanks for the recipe share.

  2. You are very welcome Dolly. I look forward to reading about what you do with them... sauces maybe? or soup?

  3. These look delicious. They remind me of my childhood when my Mom would make these! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe and the photos on our blog hop this week. It is so much fun having you come on by each week. Blessings to you~Melissa

  4. Hi, I'm Anne from Life on the Funny Farm ( visiting from Tilly’s Nest.

    You know, I've never made my own homemade pasta before, but after seeing your recipe, I just may give it a go! Thanks for sharing!

    Anyway, it’s nice to "meet" you. I hope you can pop over to my blog and say hi sometime if you get the chance.

  5. The pasta looked great! I have dried my pasta before and it's lasted quite a while in an air tight container. I didn't use milk in the recipe, but I did use eggs and didn't have any problems as long as they are very dry. I didn't even use my dehydrator, I just used my noodle drying rack. However, a dehydrator would be faster. You would just want to make sure you dry them how you want to store them (to make sure they fit the container.) Otherwise, you will have to break them to fit. Hope it works out for's a lot of work for noodles, so if you can make them and store ahead, it's a huge help!

    Blessings from Nancy at

  6. Those do look good!!!!!!!!! I love fresh noodles.

  7. Thanks Melissa,
    I love your blog... You're an inspiration.

  8. Hi Anne,
    This was my first time making noodles. If I can do it, anyone can. I look forward to your go at the recipe too. I am heading to your blog now.

  9. Nancy,
    Thank you so much for the help. I look forward to drying some of my own homemade noodles soon.

  10. Blackberry Brambles,
    Thanks for stopping by and we are on the same wavelength. I love fresh noodles too.