Who doesn’t love noodles? You can make homemade noodles with just a few ingredient, and it’s easy enough that the little chef’s can help. Forget the idea that they are tricky or only for the experienced cook. If you think about it, you are making a simple dough. It can become a sticky mess, unless you contain the dough, which is why I have been using a food processor for years now.
When I first started making noodles, it was in the cabin and I made them by candle light and cooked them on a wood stove. If I can do it, in the Maine woods with no electricity, anyone can.
This recipe makes enough for 1 pan of lasagna, in a 9 X 13 pan. My family only needs one pan, and they are huge eaters! This is so much more filling than if it is made with store noodles.
(A fun tip; if your kids are helping you, drape the fresh sheets of pasta over a clean dowel to dry. I always use my broomstick)
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp cold water
In a food processor(or on the counter), mix flour and salt.
Add two eggs and pulse to combine(or mix with hands)
While the processor is running, add the water and let combine until dough balls up and cleans the sides of the bowl. DONE!(id using hands, your dough will be moist but NOT sticky, with no dry spots throughout.
Wrap in plastic wrap and let set at least 1 hour to rest. Do NOT skip this step.
Using a pasta machine(hand crank, roller), or a rolling pin, make your noodle sheets. Cut to desired width and let dry for about 5 minutes, or until they are not sticking to each other.
Cook in boiling water for 2 minutes. These noodles take no time at all to cook. Drop them in boiling water and when they rise to the top, they are done.
When making lasagna, roll noodles into sheets, cut to your favorite width and you can immediately start layering-that’s right, NO precooking! Saves tons of time and mess. Add a little extra sauce when preparing in this manner-the noodles will absorb the excess.
Seriously delicious and frugal eats!