Sunday, November 20, 2011


A friend of mine went to Germany recently, and brought me back a sauce for Spaetzle. I love Spaetzle and the last time I had made it was well over 10 years ago. It was time to dust off my Spaetzle maker and whip up some Spaetzle! After looking around for some recipes, and making a batch that failed, this recipe worked -

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground pepper
2 large eggs
1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons olive oil

Boil large pot of water, add salt.

Mix all ingredients together until smooth. When water is boiling, pour batter in spaetzle maker and move the hopper back and forth to cut/drop batter into water. If you don't have a spaetzle maker, use a potato ricer or push batter through a larged hole colander. When the dumplings/noodles rise to the surface, it is ready to be removed. Complete making all the noodles, and serve with your choice of sauce. Sauteed Spaetzle with a little butter and fresh herbs is good default.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Easy Cheesy Popovers

1 cup plain flour
1/2 cup tapioca flour
1 1/2 cups milk
3 eggs
1 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese (real thing, not the green can stuff)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp chopped parsley/basil (optional)
1 tsp baking powder

Mix all ingredients together
Fill muffin greased muffin tins. Fill to 3/4 full.

Bake for @ 325 degrees
for 30 mins.

DO NOT OPEN OVEN TO PEEK. It will deflate the popovers!