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Dean originally got this recipe from her sister-in-law, Geraldine "Jerri" Bonnell.  It is now made at every Spiker Family Reunion as well as every family get-together at home.  From her children to her great-grandchildren, it's everybody's favorite.  The trick to getting good taste is using rich, homemade chicken broth.  Don't substitute store bought chicken broth unless you really "doctor it up".  Dean saves chicken broth in the freezer from every chicken dinner she makes to use in her homemade noodles. 







Aunt Dean's Homemade Noodles

From the Kitchen of:  Willa Dean Bonnell Spiker
Recipe Submitted by:  Melanie Spiker Fouse 


1 beaten egg
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbs canned milk
1 Cup flour
Chicken Broth



Combine egg, salt & milk in large bowl. Add enough flour to make a stiff dough (usually all of it, sometimes a little more). Roll very thin on floured surface. Let stand 20 minutes. Roll up and slice 1/2 inch thick. (See image below.) Unroll slices, spread out, and dry 2 hours. Drop into boiling chicken broth and cook 10 minutes or until done.



These days, Dean uses a manual pasta machine at its widest setting to flatten and cut the strips. (See image below.)Saves time but noodles should still be left to dry. For all of her family dinners, she makes at least 4 to 5 times what the recipe calls for. For the reunion, she makes 6 to 7 recipes.