Posted January 16, 2011 by Tim
This is a basic recipe for Spaetzle.. I always add pepper, fresh garlic, and any fresh herbs I have.. Substitute chicken or beef broth for the water for added flavour. Whole wheat and 12 grain flour is also our favourites. Use your creativity to discover a family favourite.

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  • Prep Time:
    5 min
  • Cook Time:
    5 min
  • Ready Time:
    10 min


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  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup water


In a large bowl combine flour, salt, and eggs. Pour water into flour mixture to make a soft dough and stir until smooth (the dough should never be watery).


Bring 8 cups (2 l) of water with 1 tsp. salt to a boil in a large pot. Reduce to simmer. Place the Spaetzle Board on top of the pot over the simmering water. Pour a portion of the dough on the board. Using the plastic scraper, press the dough back and forth through the board into the simmering water. Remove the board and bring the water to a short boil. Reduce the heat. The button size dumplings will then float to the top of the water. Remove them with a slotted ladle and pour them into a warm bowl. Repeat the above process until all the dough is used up. The consistency of the flour grinds vary, so start with 1/3 cup of water and gradually add the remaining water only as much as is needed. The batter must be thick and gooey. you can add fine chopped parsley and rosemary.

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