If you’ve never attempted homemade noodles, you are really missing out. I don’t even know how to describe the taste difference, so I won’t even try. But, trust me – if you make these, you had better double the recipe because your whole family will scarf them down so fast your head will spin.
Making homemade noodles is one of those things that sound like too much work, but really isn’t. And, boy, do you ever feel all professional chef-ish when you’re rolling out that dough and cutting the noodles.
This is something I haven’t made in a long time (because of that dang white flour thing), but then I came across this Handcrafted Noodle Cutter:
Seeing this very cool gadget reminded of how much I loved the whole noodle-making process. And how much more I loved the whole noodle-eating process. Slicing the dough into something that looked even slightly uniform was always a challenge for me. This Noodle Cutter looks like it would reduce the cutting (and swearing) time significantly.
Doing a quick search of Allrecipes for homemade noodle recipes (since I cannot seem to locate mine), I found this one for Egg Noodles and this one for Basic Pasta. Be sure to read the reviews on these things because there were some great tips for making these recipes using your bread machine and your Kitchen Aid dough hook.
Homemade noodles are always great in Chicken Soup (the only soup I ever made that Mr. Jelly Belly actually ate – and, after he picked out the carrots and celery, he loved it):
You can also use them in other dishes, like this Chuck Roast with Homemade Noodles:
Homemade noodles are very versatile and CHEAP to make. I just put them on my menu for this weekend because regardless of how strange my noodles always look (because of my inadequate cutting skills), they are always delicious.