Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Daring Cooks #19 Noodles, makaron, lane kluski...

Steph from Stephfood was our Daring Cooks' July hostess. Steph challenged us to make homemade noodles without the help of a motorized pasta machine. She provided us with recipes for SpƤtzle and Fresh Egg Pasta as well as a few delicious sauces to pair our noodles with!

I simply couldn't miss that one and I didn't have to as my Hubby made good few versions of this month's challenge. For me it was also an occasion to finally buy him a pasta machine :) He's delighted!



Noodles, in polish -> makaron, is very popular in Poland. You can't have your traditional Sunday dinner without clear chicken broth with home made egg noodles. We also made popular in Poland 'lane kluski' which could be done for the broth, tomato soup (like in our situation this time) or I also like them for my breakfast made in simmering milk.

How to make it...

Egg noodles
for a portion for one person you'll need:
- 1 egg
- 100 g plain flour



Mix your egg with the flour and keep kneading till you have a nice, pealabe dough. Leave to rest from 30 min to 2 hours max.



Before rolling knead the dough for a minute again. Flour your work surface if you need to, to prevent dough from sticking. If you're using pasta machine your dough has to be quite tough, not too sticky so it will go through the rolls easily. Take your dough through the rolls on each size few times before cutting into your chosen noodle shape.



Throw on a boiling, slated water for literally 2 minutes! If you're using dry pasta it has to be boiled considerably longer.

We had 2 pasta dinners.

First sweet and very popular version from Poland - served with blueberry sauce and cream fraiche. We always mix the cream well with the noodles and then pour the blueberry (or strawberry) sauce over it. Perfect for summer days!



Second - simple tuna&tomato sauce. Just fry a chopped shallot on a little bit of oil, add a medium can of tuna meat and fry for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add 500 ml tomato sauce, some herbs of your choice and bring to the boil. Ready to be served!



Lane Kluski
Last but not least were my favourite (and little Baby J favourite!) lane kluski.
Take 1 egg and beat it lightly. Add around 2 spoons of plain flour and mix. you should aim for a 'custard consistency'. Have your soup/milk simmering a little - it can't boil on full power or your kluski will disintegrate!!! Pour little by little your egg/flour mixture and you'll see your lane kluski forming on the top. Done.



Smacznego!

14 comments:

  1. That blueberry pasta looks amazing! I don't think I would have thought of pairing pasta and fruit like that, but now I want to try it. Your noodles came out beautifully, and the lane kluski look like an easy, fun addition to soups! Thank you for sharing with us!

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  2. The blueberry sauce and pasta looks amazing!! Great job.

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  3. The lane kluski looks fabulous and easy, I will have to give it a try myself!

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  4. Thanks for these ideas! I love getting the real story on Polish food!

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  5. Your pasta (or your husband's), looks professional! Blueberry sauce... that sounds amazing, and the Lane Kluski looks like delicious fun! Thanks for sharing this Polish delight :)

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  6. These look fabulous. Thanks for sharing these amazing variations!

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  7. Your pasta looks fabulous, especially with cream and blueberry sauce. I've never tried a sweet version. I've been missing out.

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  8. Blueberry sauce on pasta...I love! Can't wait to try it.:)

    I'll be browsing your blog for Polish recipes. I've been looking for a cabbage-rice stew I once saw in a film.:)

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  9. Love the look and sound of the sweet pasta! Reminds be of the flavours used in sweet pierogi. Lovely! I also love the kluski - so fun and easy! Great job!

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  10. Yum :o) Lovely dishes. The blueberry pasta particularly reminds me of the time I have spent in Poland.

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  11. I flippin' love tuna and tomato over pasta.. SO GOOD. I also like the idea of the dessert pasta - and W would love it because of the blueberries. :D But you had me DROOLING over the klusky noodles.. how easy is that?? How wonderful they would be in tomato soup too! I WILL try these very soon! No seasoning in the egg/flour?

    Hope you are feeling good! My love to J! XOXOXOXOXOXOXO

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  12. I never would have thought to have noodles as a breakfast dish, what a neat idea! It looks yummy!

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  13. Oh, the lane kluski is so intriguing. I've never seen it before and must try it!

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  14. Your pasta looks great!

    We have something very similar to lane kluski in Italy. It is called stracciatella and it made in clear broth (no tomatoes added)! :-)

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