Thursday, July 14, 2011

My Noodle Hands! - Daring Cooks July 2011 Challenge



Blog-checking lines: Steph from Stephfood was our Daring Cooks' July hostess.  Steph challenged us to make homemade noodles without the help of a motorized pasta machine.  She provided us with recipes for Spätzle and Fresh Egg Pasta as well as a few delicious sauces to pair our noodles with.


I decided to make the Spatzle because I had never had it before, and to be honest I had no idea what it was! I do plan on trying to make fettucini or ravioli too, if I have them ready before July 14 I will put them up in this post as well.


It turns out that Spatzle is incredibly easy to make! It requires simple ingredients, and comes together very quickly.

I decided to add dill and parsley to my spatzle and I really liked the flavour of the dill in them.  I topped them with the Butter and Breadcrumb sauce that was provided and it was really tasty.


You can add any herbs or spices that you wish to jazz these up.  I halved the recipe, but if you make the full recipe (listed below) it makes about 4 servings.

German Spatzle
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp dill (I used dried dill)
  • 1 tsp parsley flakes
  1. In a bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, dill, and parsely
  2. Add the flour about 1/2 cup at a time and mix until smooth after each addition. After the last of the flour is added the dough will become very thick and elastic
  3. Bring a large pot of water to a boil
  4. Dip a spoon in the hot water, and then scoop about half a spoonful of the dough
  5. Drop the dough into the boiling water, and repeat with the remaining dough (they will puff up a lot)
  6. Boil for 15 - 20 minutes.  While the spatzles are boiling you can make the sauce
  7. Drain well before serving
  8. Enjoy!
Butter and Breadcrumbs Sauce
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • herbs and spices of your choice (optional)
  1. Melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl 
  2. Stir in the breadcrumbs (and any herbs or spices you may be using)
  3. Dab onto the drained spatzle
  4. Enjoy!

5 comments:

  1. Great job! Your spaetzle look great! I made them, too, and was so impressed with how easy and quick they were to make! Hello noodles everyday!

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  2. I have never had Spaetzle before either.I always like to try new things with my family. I will be trying this soon as well. Yours looks great.

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  3. It looks delicious and really unusual. I hope that I'll cook it correctly. In any way, I would like to try the ordinary version of the dish.

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  4. It looks yummy, as to me. I hope that you'll share more of those unusual recipes here. I am interested in more vegan recipes, actually.

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