Homemade Egg Noodles

My grandma, "Grams", was one the most influential people in my life growing up.  She had a calm and  loving nature like no one I have ever known and I still get sad when I think about her being gone now.  I can still hear her voice and how she had a bit of a German accent.  Her parents were both of German families, her mother of German immigrants and her father immigrating to the U.S. in his 20's.  Names of Trost and Notz, it is very common to find German lineage here in the Midwest.  I have many family descendants within just a few miles from here, on both mine and my husbands side.

With so much family staying close over the years, we have strong family traditions that are passed down to each generation.   And I can't think of one family dinner that my Grams didn't make her famous noodles. Usually she cooked her noodles in beef broth and bits of roast, YUM!. 

 She started with a simple egg noodle recipe that anyone can make. 

  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbs milk
  • 1 cup flour (less or more to make a stiff dough)
I am making a double recipe today, the more noodles the better!

 2 eggs and 4Tbs of milk.  One of the wonderful benefits of our free range chickens is that we get a double yolk sometimes!

Wisk together. I add the salt at this point as well.

 2 cups flour (more or less) in this doubled recipe.

Stir in your flour until you get a nice stiff dough ball.

Lay out a nice floured surface to roll on.  See HERE for a quick tip for flouring your surface.

Roll out to your desired thickness.  I rolled my a bit thinner than my Grams usally did. 

Cut to what ever size noodle you would like.  I used a pizza cutter, works really slick!

Lay out your noodles on a clean towel to let dry.  About 2 hours if you are wanting to use cook them right away.  Drop them in your boiling broth and cook for about 10 min. or until tender. Easy peasy!
You can also dry them down all the way and store them.  I let these sit for 2-3 days on my counter and will package them in a bag or glass jar to use later.   You can also lay them out in a dehydrator for quicker drying.

Anther quick tip for cleanup!  Just wash down after you scrape up.

  My Grams would be happy to know I shared this with you :) 

Hope you enjoy some homemade eggs noodles this holiday season!


  1. You make it look so easy! I'm definitely going to be trying this real soon! :)

  2. I'm gonna have to try these! I love to try new things and well, I love pasta, so bring on the egg noodles!!!!
    You mentioned the follow thing wouldn't work on my blog, well on my blog list you are not there, so had to find you again! Ahhhh computers... great when they work!!'
    And yes having four kiddos does make life interesting!!

  3. I tried making my noodles once, just once and it is the only time I've tasted them fresh. Tasty! Your grandmother would be proud of you, you are so skilled in the kitchen and I enjoy all your advice on cooking.

    Coming from a German descent I think you might actually have some more great tips!

  4. Yum!! That looks and sounds really good. There is something comforting about noodles and an old family recipe. :-D

    Thanks for sharing!!

  5. You're family must have come from southern Germany - called Swabia or Schwabenland. What you have there is a recipe for un-moulded Spätzle :)

  6. Yes they did! Dettingen to be exact, it is south of Stuttgart. I have never heard of the terms Swabia and Schwanbenland. How interesting:)
    She talked about Spatzle and how it was made with this dough but I never did see how it was done. Something like she ran it against a cheese grater maybe??

  7. Okay, my noodles are spread out on a towel drying for a few hours in preparation for homemade Turkey Noodle soup! I will stop back in on Sunday and let you know how it was. The noodles were incredibly easy to make! :)

  8. Yeah Candy! I am excited to hear how you liked them :)

  9. Mmmm, these look so yummy. I've never made homemade noodles. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I found you on Kanelstrand Organic Living. :)

  10. Looks great! I think I'll try them :D


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