Let me give you a little history of how I know about speatzle. Years ago we were stationed at a NATO base which included 18 different countries and I was a bus monitor working under a German boss (who was awesome, by the way.) Anyway, my boss asked if I would like to help with the annual Oktoberfest celebration and assist in making the TONS of spaetzle that was to be served that day, so I said yes. I went, I made, I had oodles of fun and I loved it! And before you ask, NO...I did NOT partake of the drinking but took home a couple of steins. lol Anyway, when my boss went home to Germany later that year to visit family, he brought me back a gift... A SPAETZLE MAKER!! I was so very happy! I could now make my own to which my family would be subjected to for years to come. :oD I also have a good friend that is from Bavaria and she gave me a wonderful recipe for spaetzle, which I will share with you today. I hope that you will try it sometime, broaden your horizons a bit!
3 cups all purpose flour
1 cup milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg (optional)
Fill a two quart pot of either water or broth (I usually use water as I am adding a sauce to the spaetzle) and let it begin to boil as you mix the ingredients. Beat the eggs until foamy and then combine with the milk. Mix together the flour, salt and nutmeg (if you like it) then add to the eggs and milk a little at a time. The dough will be very wet, sticky and elastic.
Fill the square basket in the spaetzle maker and place over the pot of boiling water.
|Spatzle Maker Over Water|
I hope that you try this soon, you can find the spaetzle maker at Bed, Bath and Beyond, Amazon and Target. If you have any questions, please, contact me and I will do my best to assist!
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