Thursday, July 14, 2011

July 2011 Daring Cook - Home made Noodles!

Steph from Stephfood was our Daring Cooks‟ July hostess. Steph challenged us to make homemade noodles without the help of a motorized pasta machine. She provided us with recipes for Spätzle and Fresh Egg Pasta as well as a few delicious sauces to pair our noodles with!

I watched quite a few technique videos before trying this. I went with a small cutting board and a knife...well, the knife didn't work too well, but my bench scraper did!

Yum Yum noodles! I had visions, and still do (lol). But, we will save that for later. Because I also ran out of time... So, I decided to try Spaetzle. And, it's really good! It was the first time I've ever made them, or ever made a crumb "sauce" for the noodles. Oh, sure, I've made a topping for baked mac and cheese, but this was different...and really tasty.

I didn't use any fresh herbs. I guess I'm not much into herbs unless it's chopped into a salad. Whenever I buy fresh ones, I end up tossing them out a few weeks later, practically unused. I kept on threatening to get an herb garden this year, but it's been raining so much, I feel like I'm still in winter.

Anyway, back to the noodles. I just loved them. I followed the recipe fairly exact, except I used a bit of nutmeg in the noodles instead of fresh herbs. That, and all I had was Panko for the bread crumbs, so they were extra crispy.

Thank you Thank you Steph for such a great challenge. For the recipe, or for other truly inspired ideas, check out The Daring Kitchen!


  1. That looks great! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I've never made breadcrumb sauce and it sounds delicious :o)