in my kitchen.
While I was making noodles for beef stroganoff I realized how much of a thinker I am. I decided today while I was mixing the noodles why I am not a gadget person. I think it is because I find the cleanup of a gadget takes me more time than the gadget is worth.
So I do not have a noodle rack...
Nor do I have a bread maker.
Or a handmixer.
Or a blender.
Or an electric can opener.
Or a pasta maker.
I love the connection I have when I mix the foods. I love kneading the dough. I love rolling the tortillas. I love that while I bake I am afforded time for my mind to think upon those I love. Amazing with so much available at so little cost, that I prefer less!
I am sharing a glimpse as part of Rhonda Jean's weekly on my mind series.
*Updated to add this simple recipe
1 beaten egg
1/2 tsp salt
2 TBSP milk
1 cup sifted flour
(I always need a bit of warm water to make it consistent enough.)
I mix dry then add the egg, milk and mix with my hands. I add water from a measuring cup have at the side. I knead it a bit, then divide in a few portions, flour my table and begin rolling out. I cut and hang on the racks as I continue. Each layer of my rack is added as needed. The recipe never yields exactly the same because you may roll the dough thinner one time than another etc.
Once all drying I cover with a hand towel and let sit about 10 minutes more then toss in a pot of boiling water that has a bit of salt in it.
ps...most times I use only water. The above recipe is tweaked from 1963 Betty Crocker cookbook, but we have teens and milk last for short time, and I never feel the need to blend instant milk up for such a small quantity.