Homemade noodles are a staple of Amish culinary culture. Eggs, flour, salt and water and, presto, you have the building blocks of a basic noodle recipe. I love looking at photos of homemade noodles, the process is as fun as the product. The top photo is of homemade noodles from Clara Yoder of the Wheat Ridge Amish settlement. She sells them at the annual Amish birding symposium in Adams County, Ohio. She makes a thin noodle. Lovina wrote about making homemade noodles in her column this week. I'll share a couple of photos of her noodle-making this week. Also, I am sharing an excerpt from The Amish Cook column from back in 2001, when the late Elizabeth Coblentz wrote about making homemade noodles:
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
½ 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.