As a little girl, I would help Grandma Roberts make homemade noodles on Sunday mornings. We'd lay them out on tea towels to dry while we went to church. I could hardly wait to get back to Grandma's house to drop them into the hot chicken or beef broth and ladle them over my homemade mashed potatoes at dinner time! So yummy! There were never any leftover!
I make my dough in my big Kichenaid Stand Mixer, using the dough hook. It works great!
Add enough flour to make a really stiff dough. Knead flour in.
Roll out really thin on a floured surface. Roll up the dough and cut into thin strips.
Unroll strips and lay on tea towel or hang on noodle drying rack to dry. NOTE: If you want to cook them right away, they do not have to be dry. The drying is really only for making them in advance or for storing them. That having been said, the drying rack is the best way to get them completely dry for storage. My boyfriend made the one in the picture, but you can also buy them on line.
Drop into hot boiling broth and cook until tender.
For Beef and Noodles, I put them right into my roasting pan or crockpot for the last hour of cook time. Either dried or not.
For Chicken and Noodles, I drop them right into the chicken broth mixture, without drying them. I include a little extra flour to thicken them up and then I serve them over mashed potatoes.