Homemade Soup Squares


3/4 cup flour

1 large egg
2 tablespoons cold water

pinch salt

  • Combine flour, egg, water and salt and knead into a firm noodle dough.
  • Roll out thin in same manner as for homemade noodles and let it dry at least 1 hour.
  • When almost dry cut in three-inch strips, place the strips on top of one another, then cut into one-half inch strips, crosswise, cut again to form one-half inch squares.
  • Dry same as noodles.
  • Drop by handfuls in boiling soup or prepare as recipe requires.

Real Cooking

Did You Know?
Water composes three-fifths of the entire body. The elasticity of muscles, cartilage, tendons, and even of bones is due in great part to the water which these tissues contain.

One of the most universal dietetic failings is neglect to take enough water into the system.

The uses of water in the body:

(1) It enters into the chemical composition of the tissues;
(2) it forms the chief ingredient of all the fluids of the body and maintains their proper degree of dilution;
(3) by moistening various surfaces of the body, such as the mucous and serous membranes, it prevents friction and the uncomfortable symptoms which might result from drying;
(4) it furnishes in the blood and lymph a fluid medium by which food may be taken to remote parts of the body and the waste matter removed, thus promoting rapid tissue changes;
(5) it serves as a distributer of body heat;
(6) it regulates the body temperature by the physical processes of absorption and evaporation.