Saturday, January 15, 2011


This wonderful recipe is just perfect for the cold weather we are having here.  ENJOY!


2 cups flour, sifted, plus more

1/2 tsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste

2 eggs, plus 1 yolk

8 cups chicken stock

2 tsp. dried sage

1 1/2 tsp. dried thyme

1 1/2 tsp. fennel seeds

5 whole black peppercorns

4 cloves garlic, minced

3 ribs celery, cut into 2 pieces

2 carrots, peeled and cut into 2 pieces

1 large onion, chopped

1 dried bay leaf

1 3 1/2-lb. chicken, cut into 8 pieces

2 tbsp. minced flat-leaf parsley

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  1. Make the noodles: Combine flour and salt in a bowl. Make a well in center; add eggs, yolk, and 1 tbsp. water. Using a fork, mix flour into eggs to form a dough. Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth, 5–6 minutes. Divide dough into 4 portions and cover with plastic wrap; set aside.
  2. In a large pot, combine stock, sage, thyme, fennel, peppercorns, garlic, celery, carrots, onions, bay leaf, chicken, and 2 cups water. Bring to a boil; reduce to medium-low. Simmer, skimming off fat, for 1 hour.
  3. Put chicken on a plate. Strain soup through a fine strainer into a large pot; place celery and carrots in a bowl. Discard remaining solids. Remove and discard chicken skin and bones. Chop chicken, celery, and carrots into bite-size pieces; transfer to soup.
  4. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Working with one dough portion at a time, lightly flour and roll out to 1/16" thickness. Cut dough into 1/4"-wide noodles; transfer to floured baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough. Shake excess flour off noodles; boil until tender, 8–10 minutes. Drain noodles; transfer to soup. Stir in parsley; season with salt and pepper.

    We are out of town for the next few days, but I have posts ready to run.
    See you soon,


    The recipe for this hearty soup comes from Babushka's Kitchen and was first published in Saveur in Issue #132.

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