There are several pillars of Amish cooking: homemade bread, home-canned vegetables and meats, a garden for fresh vegetables, and a supply of homemade noodles. Every Amish cook has their “go to” noodle recipe. These are some photos of homemade noodles at The Amish Cook’s house, both a wide noodle a thinner version. These look yummy! Elizabeth Coblentz, the late, original Amish Cook wrote about homemade noodles in a column back in 2001, a year before her passing. Here is what she had to say:
A Pendleton, Ind., reader wrote asking about my recipe for homemade noodles.
There are many different recipes for noodles. Many of the recipes are passed
down from parent to children. Each family has their own recipe. Unfortunately,
it’s a tradition which is not as common as it used to be.
When I was a little girl, all the mothers fixed homemade noodles, rolling them
out and letting them dry out on racks. It would always be an exciting day when
mother would fix noodles. That’s where I learned to make noodles.
This is a recipe which goes good around here and is easy to make.
6 cups flour or more
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water
Mix together well. Knead until nice and smooth. Dough should not be sticky. Roll
out, and cut into width of noodles desired. Let sit all day, and you’ll have
dried noodles. A hand-cranked noodle maker is so handy to do noodles.