Mr. Larry’s Homemade Noodles

 

Story about Mr. Larry

I met Mr. Larry through a library gardening class he was teaching almost 5 years ago. From the moment he came over, we became fast friends. I’ve adored him and his wife Mrs. Margie not only for all they have taught me (gardening, baking, noodle making, composting, sourdough starter/baking), but for their companionship. They are the sweetest of people and so much fun to be around. 

This noodle recipe is actually pretty easy and with some pre-planning, you can have homemade noodles tonight. There is some special equipment involved, but can easily be modified if you do not have them.

NOTES:

  • These noodles are best with spaghetti sauce but can easily be used for soup as well.
  • Allow yourself at least 3 hours prior to dinner to make these if doing the first time.
  • You may never by store bought again, make a big batch and they can be easily frozen once they have dried.
Questions for the Table
Sunday dinner should be a time for you and your family to enjoy each other’s company without distractions. We know how hard that is, which is why we introduced three questions at dinner to engage the whole family. This exercise will reveal stories and details about your loved ones that you never knew – stories you will cherish.
Try it yourself! Use the questions below at your next Sunday Supper!
  1. What was your first pet?
  2. If you could have any pet, what would it be and why?
  3. Out of all your pets you’ve had which one was most special to you and why?

Mr. Larry’s Homemade Noodles

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions:

  • Place all ingredients into a food processor.
  • Blend for approximately 10 minutes or until the dough becomes smooth and elastic.
  • Remove ball from food processor and place in a paper bag to rest for 30 minutes.
  • Note: you can make a day ahead and chill in the fridge.
  • Divide dough into smaller portions and flatten with your hands to put through the pasta roller or rolling pin.
  • Using a rolling pin or a pasta roller (like this one) roll out dough to a thin layer. If using the pasta roller start with level 1 and go up to approx 4-5. 
  • After rolling dough thin and flat, roll through the spaghetti/noodle style roller.
  • Hang noodles on a dryer (like this one) or use what Larry suggests- a ski pole 🙂
  • If cooking immedietly, boil salted water and noodles can be thrown in right away. Cook approx 8-10 minutes.
  • If planning to freeze, allow noodles to dry out over night fully. Store in a freezer bag and freeze for 3-6 months.