Monday, February 1, 2010

Recipes, per request

French bread: This is actually Soeur Nadauld's recipe from my mission... time consuming, but yummy! This is her recipe, copied straight from the cute little deplion she made for us! :)

1 TBS yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1 TBS sugar
1 tsp salt
4 cups flour
1 TBS oil
1/2 cup warm water (add 1/2 c more if needed)

Mix and knead, let rise 10 minutes. Knead and let rise 10 minutes. Repeat 5 times, 10 minutes apart. Knead after 5 times and roll in 1 1/2 inch thick rolls 1 foot long and place on cookie sheet. Let rise 1 hour 15 minutes. Bake 450 for 15-20 minutes. Score with knife. Brush top with beaten egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds or poppy seeds. (I didn't do the seed part...)

Egg noodles:
These are super easy. Mix an egg with as much flour as it will hold, and a bit of salt. Be careful not to add too much flour though, since that will make your dough flake and fall apart. My mom said it's about a cup per egg, but I've noticed its less than that. Just add the flour in slowly, mix as much as you can with the spoon, and finish it up with your hands. :) Roll it as thin as you can on a well-floured surface... make sure its well floured to prevent sticking. It also helps if the surface is cold. Cut your noodles to the desired size (I like shorter for the kids...). Cook in boiling water for about 8 minutes. You can let the noodles dry for a bit before cooking them too.


Erin said...

4 cups of salt, eh? ;) I think I'll definitely try this one out. At some point when my life isn't insane. Thanks for sharing!

Erin Gibbons said...

Thanks for posting! I never would have thought to make my own egg noodles! The French bread recipe seems long but not intimidating, plus fun to know who the recipe comes from! I always thought Soeur Nadauld did everything perfectly, so her bread must be the best too! (Oh, by the way...that wasn't me that caught the salt error, but thanks for posting to my blog, it was fun to hear from you!)