I love noodles and I love dumplings and I love my neighbor Trudy. Trudy is what you would call a jack or jill of all trades. Anyone who lives out in the country needs a Trudy in their life. I am sorry but you cannot have mine. God gave her to me. And I praise Him daily for that.
Trudy taught me how to make noodles from scratch. Somewhere deep in my mind I think I knew how, but she showed me and taught me and I did it and it was wonderful and easy.
This is what you need:
1 egg (i use duck eggs cause I can)
1 TBS of water
1 cup or so of flour
a pinch of salt
Process: mix your egg and water in a small bowl. Take the cup of flour and dump it on a clean counter. Make a well in the flour, add the salt in the well. Then add the egg water mixture to the well. Stir and work the ingredients together until it is a good dough consistency, add flour if needed. Dough should be sticky but workable. Then take a golf ball size of dough and roll it out with a rolling pin to about 1/8 inch thickness for noodles and a 1/4 inch thickness for dumplings. Use a noodle cutter or a knife. Keep doing until dough is gone. Separate noodles on paper towel. Let dry for about an hour. Then add to boiling broth or water. Or you can dry noodles overnight and put in baggies the next day and freeze. This recipe is for about 1 batch or a cup of noodles. I make mine in batches of 12 it is just easier. When having company I make a 1/2 batch for each person who is going to eat.