Pioneer Woman at Heart

One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Homemade Noodles ~ Crackly Pear Cake

At the end of last year's season, I invested in my dehydrator and this Marcato Pasta Maker.  It came with only one attachment, so I am using the above cut, for noodles.  Hopefully, by next season, I will have attachments for lasagna, ravioli, and more.

I couldn't really find answers via the Internet, about drying noodles to freeze.  One site said you didn't have to dry them completely if freezing them, and you can boil them frozen later.  

I'm experimenting with this type of stocking up this year, and will dry some completely as well.  I think a dinner with fresh noodles is in the making this week too.

I also baked Crackly Pear Cake recipe again, saving the egg yolk for more noodles.


Kim said...

Good Morning! I make homemade noodles but I cut them all by hand. I like a thicker handcut noodle. And yes I dry them before freezer and cook from the frozen state.

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

Mmmm...fresh noodles.
I might make some today too. I've got some chicken that is cooking right now. Honey love homemade noodles.
I almost bought one of these pasta makers at a yard sale for cheap of course...but, it didn't have a handle. I didn't know how hard it would have been to find one via internet.
Thinking back, I wish I had. Apparently it isn't hard to find replacements for these things!
I keep hoping they have another sale...and might put it back out there.
They had a ton of stuff!


caprejan said...

We can buy fresh egg pasta here in Italy and I freeze it all the time, and just cook it the normal way. Have you tried making gnocchi with potatoes and flour we can buy dried ones too

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

I have not made gnocchi. It sounds wonderful.

Thank you all for your tips on freezing noodles.

Candy C. said...

I bought a pasta maker attachment for my KitchenAid mixer but haven't had a whole lot of luck with it. Your noodles look perfect! :)

RUA2J said...

I freeze my noodles after making them! I let them dry enough to not be sticky & then put them in containers to freeze. It is a wonderful way to use excess eggs up! I just cook them from the frozen state for about 20 minutes in my soup broth.