Spaetzle Dumplings

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    Spaetzle Dumplings

    Spaetzle Dumplings

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    These are small pasta-like dumplings that traditionally go in soup or with a meat dish like goulash.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 4 cups plain flour
    • 5 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 3/4 cup (190ml) water

    Directions
    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:3min  ›  Ready in:8min 

    1. In large bowl, combine flour, eggs and salt. Add water a little at a time to form a soft dough.
    2. Boil 2 litres of water in a large pot. Squeeze dough out into the water using spaetzle press or by pressing through a colander with large holes. When dumplings float to the top of the water, they are done (3 to 4 minutes). Serve as a side or main dish.
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    I grew up in Bavaria in Germany, and learned a few tricks for making spaetzle. First off, addind a little nutmeg gives the noodles a much better taste. Also, adding a little club soda to them will make them a lot fluffier if that's the texture you're looking for. Lastly, my absolute favourite way of eating these is to melt butter in a pan and fry some onions, then add the noodles and a good portion of grated cheese (cheddar or emantal work wonderfully) and then fry them until the cheese starts browning.  -  19 Nov 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    311

    I was born to a german mother in Bavaria and married a man who was born to a German mother from Schwaben which is the home of Spaetzle. My mother-in-law made great spaetzle and gave me a press. I tried this receipe and it is excellent and easy. I am submitting my own enhancements which added to the recipe. I added a pinch of nutmeg. I see this mentioned a few times. I recommend it. I used 1/2 c water & 1/4 c milk for the 3/4 c water. I let the dough rest on the counter for 5 hrs before pressing. I also used canned chicken broth instead of plain water to boil the spaetzle in. I was so proud!!! My husband's german cousin also says add a few pats of butter and put in a freezer bag or container and it freezes well, ready to use. The best!!  -  12 Nov 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    184

    I lived in Germany for a number of years and I enjoy spaetzle. Milk was the liquid my German friends always used. Also, I simply use a grater (grating side down) to push the dough through...far easier than a colander and more uniquely shaped than the uniform spaetzle maker. Let the dough rest for 30 minutes after you have added all the ingredients so that the gluten can "relax". Good eating!  -  09 Sep 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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