If you have some time and are looking for a fun activity to do with you kids, make egg noodles to accompany your Chicken Noodle Soup. This is a great activity for kids of all ages. Determine the tasks you will give them depending on their age.
My 2 year old loved this activity. I even had her crack an egg. She just cracked it on the counter and I opened it up for her to watch me pour it in the bowl. It is always a good idea to crack eggs into a small, separate bowl to prevent shells from mixing in the flour. She then whisked the eggs together with a fork and stirred them into the flour. She could not finish mixing it all together but enjoyed mixing as much as she could.
We formed 2 doughs and lightly kneaded them. I am sure she slept well after her work out in the kitchen! We then broke each dough into 3 small balls. We used a rolling pin to roll out the dough- an activity that is also great for kids! When I usually make pasta, I crank it through a pasta bike (like this one) to make a thin, consistent, layer of noodle.
Using a pizza cutter we cut the dough into thick strips and left them to dry while we prepared the rest of the ingredients for our Chicken Noodle Soup.
- 3 eggs
- 2 cups Flour
- Pinch of Salt
- 1/3 cup of Water (on reserve)
- Measure flour into a medium bowl (or like my Grand father, measure it right onto the table- I'm not as risky with a toddler). Using the bottom of the measuring cup, make a well in the center of the flour.
- Crack eggs into a separate bowl and whisk together (You can season with a pinch of salt if you prefer). Pour into the well.
- Using a fork, combine Flour and eggs until coarse crumbs start to form. Add a TB of water at a time and continue to stir until a dough forms.
- Knead dough with flour, making sure it is not sticky. Break into 6 smaller balls and let rest.
- Roll out each dough piece until 1/8inch thick. Cut into thick noodles and let dry.
Make a Well in the flour and Pour eggs in (Please note eggs are not whisked together in this picture. It is a good idea to whisk eggs together before mixing with flour)
Combine eggs and flour until coarse crumbs form. Add in a Tablespoon of water at at time and continue to stir until a dough forms… You may have to get your hands dirty for this one… I always do!
Break the dough into smaller balls to make it easier to roll out. Then give your kiddos a rolling pin and let them Rock & Roll!
You will have to take over to make the dough thin enough. I would suggest picking up a Pasta Bike. I have found them for $20 at Home Goods and they are worth it!!