We have been eating our chicken soup with homemade egg noodles around here because we have had colds off and on for a couple of months now. It seems like we have finally come out of it (knock on wood…) I don’t know why the darn colds lingered so long, but they sure did! The hubby and I love to whip up this soup for our family when we are sick. I usually make the homemade noodles while he makes the rest of the soup. He is so good at throwing soups together without a recipe and having them taste wonderful. I love to use this recipe for my noodles and I thought I would share it with you today. There is something so comforting and delicious about homemade chicken soup with real homemade noodles. And, they are really easy to make!
Homemade Egg Noodles
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2 egg yolks
1/4 cup water
1 tsp. olive oil
1/4+ cup flour
Mix 1 3/4 cups of flour together with the salt and make a well in the center. In a separate bowl, beat together egg and yolks. Add oil and water, beating until well combined. Pour egg into flour mixture and mix well. Use the remaining flour to dust your work surface. Dump your dough onto the flour and knead for 10 minutes (disclaimer: I actually just use the dough hook on my mixer). Divide dough in half and cut into strips. We like ours about 1″x5″ or so. Separate noodles (see below for more detail) and allow to dry on either side for about 45 minutes. Drop into soup and boil until cooked through. Serves about 8.
I just roll out my dough until it is pretty thin (keep in mind that the noodles will swell and thicken in the soup) and then cut it into the size noodles that we like. If I had to give an approximate size, I would say 1 inch x 4 or 5 inches, but I usually just eyeball it. Then I pull all of the noodles apart and lay them all over my lightly floured counter to dry out. I usually turn them over after the outside feels dry (about 45 mins) so the underside can dry as well. They don’t have to be perfect and they will still be delicious.
Once my noodles are dried out and my soup has come to a boil, I just drop them into the broth one by one and allow to cook, stirring occasionally. Then I just let them simmer in the broth until they are cooked through.
We love these noodles. I use them in my turkey noodle soup when I boil the turkey bones after thanksgiving. It is a little piece of warm, comforting heaven.