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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Homemade Noodles and Alfredo

Matt wanted to make me a special meal the other day. Whenever he does this I get very excited! He makes AMAZING food! He chose to make homemade noodles, homemade alfredo sauce and chicken to place on the top. Yum! Below are the recipes. I must say this was better than any fancy italian restaurant I have ever eaten at. The more and more we cook new foods, the less we want to go out to eat - it just ends up being disappointing when we do. Both recipes below were snagged from recipezaar.com



Homemade Egg Noodles
2 cups flour
3 egg yolks
1 egg
2 teaspoons salt
1/4-1/2 cup water
Measure flour into bowl; make a well in the center and add egg yolks, whole egg and salt.
With hands, thoroughly mix egg into flour.
Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing thoroughly after each addition.
(Add only enough water to form dough into a ball.).
Turn dough onto well-floured board; knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.
Cover; let rest 10 minutes.
Divide dough into 4 equal parts.
Roll dough, 1 part at a time, into paper-thin rectangle, keeping remaining dough covered.
Roll rectangle around rolling pin; slip out rolling pin.
Cut dough cross-wise into 1/8-inch strips for narrow noodles and 1/4-inch for wide noodles.
Shake out strips and place on towel to dry, about 2 hours.
When dry, break dry strips into smaller pieces.
Cook in 3 quarts boiling salted water (1 tablespoon salt) (We use chicken broth.) 12 to 15 minutes or until tender.
Drain thoroughly.




Homemade Alfredo Sauce
1/2 cup sweet butter
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
3/4 cup mozzarella cheese
1 (12 ounce) box angel hair pasta
Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium/low heat.
Add the garlic, cream, white pepper and bring mixture to a simmer.
Stir often.
Add the Parmesan cheese and simmer sauce for 8-10 minutes or until sauce has thickened and is smooth.
When sauce has thickened add the Mozzarella cheese and stir until smooth. STIR FREQUENTLY.
While the sauce cooks, boil noodles for 3-5 minutes.
Place pasta on serving plates and spoon sauce over pasta.

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