posted by Tiffany


When we were in Germany we had a dish called Spaetzle  - a dumpling like noodle covered in cheese sauce. We’ve tried to duplicate the recipe since being home, but the cheese sauce never comes out quite like we want it. The noodle however are WONDERFUL and so easy that’s it’s a little ridiculous.

The noodles are think and soft. mmmm so delicious. 

Here is the recipe.
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
(if you are making these noodles for soup, leave out the nutmeg)

Mix all the ingredients together until you get a smooth dough. Bring 6 cups of water to boil in a deep pot, I like to add a chicken bouillon cube for every two cups of water. It gives the noodles just little extra flavor. Because I don’t have a spaetzle maker, I poured the dough into a zip lock bag and cut a little snip off of one corner.

Squeeze the your bag of dough over the boiling water until you have a string of dough the desired length of your noodle. Then with a clean pair of kitchen shears, just cut the sting! For the soup I made longer noodles. When we make meat or cheese dishes with them, we like plump short noodles.

The dough will sink to the bottom of your boiling pan. When it is cooked through it will float back up to the top.

As you cut more noodles into the pot, scoop the cooked noodles that have risen to the top in to another bowl of cold water to cool them. Then move then over to a strainer.


 When we make meat or cheese dishes with them, we like plump short noodles like these. YUM.

We tossed them in to some HM chicken noodle soup and they went together wonderful.  We're still working on the cheese sauce. :)


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