Homemade egg noodles ~ No fancy pasta machines for Sassy!Â But noodles sounded easy enough to make without a machine, and I had everything I needed on hand.Â Eggs, flour, my Mother's rolling pin, breadboard and pastry wheel.
I worked 4 large eggs into 2 cups of flour, and then kneaded the dough until smooth, which took quite a while and takes more effort to knead than yeast dough.
After separating the dough into two parts and allowing it to rest an hour, I rolled it out as thinly as possible.Â The dough is quite elastic, so I really had to press down the rolling pin.Â I used the pastry wheel to cut the noodles.Â
I browned a pound of ground beef and half a pound of sliced mushrooms.Â Added 3 cups chopped tomatoes, 1 cup sweet corn, and about 2 cups of vegetables and juice which I had leftover from braising pork shanks.Â Brought all to a boil, and then added the noodles.Â Simmered until noodles were cooked.
How did I like the noodles?Â I realllllly wanted to luv these noodles.Â Made from scratch, just 2 ingredients, fun to make, economical, quick to cook.Â Yep, I really wanted to luv homemade egg noodles.Â But I don't.Â I truly prefer store-bought dry noodles.Â Life is too short to make and eat something I don't like.
I used an knife to cut the remaining noodle dough thin, put them into a ziplock bag and into freezer.Â Someday, I will use them for homemade chicken noodle soup.
LINK to Homemade Pasta page at The Pioneer Woman website.