Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Homemade Noodles and Sicilian Supper

Today I made homemade noodles for one of my family's favorite dishes: Sicilian Supper. It's not hard - just takes time. I should point out that I made a separate pan of it with Ancient Harvest gluten-free noodles for Amanda and me. The recipe below is made with wheat flour.

To start the noodles, I put two cups of unbleached all-purpose flour in my Kitchen-aid Mixer bowl. I add 1/2 tsp. salt and stir. I then make a well and put in it: 2 beaten eggs, 1/3 cup water, and 1 tsp. or so of canola oil. I mix with setting 2 for about 10 minutes or until it's well mixed and springy. I turn it out onto a flour covered surface and cover. It should rest for 10 minutes. After that, I divide the dough into thirds, rolling the first third into a long, thin rectangle. I try to roll the dough as thin as I possibly can. You can't get it too thin when you roll it by hand.

Then, I let the rolled portions dry for about 20 minutes so they don't stick together when I cut them. Once I'm ready to cut the noodles, I roll the long sides and slice into my desired noodle width, shake them out, and place them over towel covered chair backs.
They dry for several hours that way before I boil them in salted water.

This is Sicilian Supper before it goes into the oven for about 30 minutes or just until very hot. It's very good, especially when made with homemade tomato sauce! You can find the recipe for Sicilian Supper here.

I am joining Full Plate Thursday this week with this entry.


Pamela said...

Mmmm. Sounds so good. I think I could eat a plate now even though it's not really breakfast food!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said... grandma and mom were great noodle makers...I think I missed out on that gene, lol. Your noodles and recipe look YUMMY!


Miz Helen said...

I have a wonderful serving of your homemade noodles on my plate and I can't wait to try them. Really there is nothing better than homemade. Thank you so much for bringing this wonderful dish to Full Plate Thursday. You have a great week end and please come back!

Susan said...

Yay! Sweet! Thankyou Rita! I now have a glimpse of how you make your noodles. This is so helpful! I will be posting my so called noodle adventure soon. Oh! The sicilian supper looks so yummy!

Melynda said...

Homemade noodles are the best!

Marcia said...

Those noodles hanging to dry reminded me of my grandmother's house. Thanks for the post!

Miz Helen said...

Congratulations Rita,
I am honored to pass along The Stylish Blog Award to you. You have a great blog and I enjoy coming here. You can pick up your award on my blog.
Best Wishes,
Miz Helen

Melynda said...

Stopping by from Miz Helen's Country Cottage, congratulations!