Thursday, October 25, 2012

Noodles and Pasta Making Day

Up at 4:30 because I couldn't sleep.  Decide I might as well make noodles and pasta since it takes me all day and wanted to get it done.  Made egg noodles, pasta with tomato powder, pasta with vegetable powder and chocolate pasta.
Recipes used:

Egg Noodles               Fettuccine Pasta      Chocolate Pasta
12 eggs                       6 eggs                     6 eggs
2 TBSP cold water     2 tsp olive oil           3 TBSP vegetable oil
4 tsp salt                     2 tsp salt                 1 TBSP vanilla
7-8 c flour                   3 1/2 -4 c flour       pinch salt
                                                                 6 TBSP sugar
                                                                 3/4 c cocoa powder
                                                                 6-7 c flour

I added about 3 TBSP of tomato powder to one batch of pasta.  This summer I had an abundance of cherry tomatoes so I dehydrated some and then put them through the food processor to made tomato powder.  I use it for added flavor to soup and decide to try it in the fettuccine.  I also made some vegetable powder with some of my dehydrated veggies to also add to soups and added about 2 TBSP to a batch of the fettuccine.
I downloaded a free book on my Kindle this summer and found the recipe for the chocolate pasta and thought I would give it a try.
After the noodles and pasta was dry I bagged it up in 8 oz packages and put it in the freezer.  I was able to freeze 8 bags of noodles and 4 bags each of all the pasta.  For supper I made some fettuccine and then cooked up some of the chocolate pasta.  For the fettuccine I opened a pint of chicken and added it to a jar of Alfredo sauce and put in some dehydrated mushrooms, it was wonderful.   For the chocolate pasta I cooked it and drained it.  I opened a can of sour cherries put them in the sauce pan, added 2/3 c sugar and heated until the sugar melted.  I then poured this over the chocolate pasta and put it in the fridge to cool.  The recipe says to serve the chocolate pasta with your favorite sauce and this is what I came up with.

A couple years ago my husband made me this noodle rack.  Used 4 pieces of recycled wood and some dowel rods that were free.  I drape a white table cloth over the back of 2 chairs to cut down on the mess and then put the rack on the back of the chairs. 

Egg noodles drying.

Egg noodles, pasta with vegetable powder, pasta with tomato powder and chocolate pasta drying.

I'm pretty messy.

Egg noodles bagged up and ready to be put in the freezer.


  1. That is quite the setup!
    Looks like a busy day. I hate the mess. I tried making noodles a few times. I'm not good at it.

    Good luck to you!

  2. Looks great! We used to make noodles all the time when the kids were little...I need to get back in the habit. Thanks for the reminder

  3. Hi Paula, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (, and I’m visiting from the Barn Hop.

    I'm laughing, b/c I tend to do the same thing when I can't sleep. Might as well be productive, right? Which it looks like you certainly were!

    Anyway, thanks for posting this. I hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…