Hearty and traditional

Hand-scraped spaetzle

"Kräftig und groß mit Spätzle und Sooß". Many a German grandmother has told their grandchildren that eating spaetzle will help them grow big and strong. But spaetzle is much more than just a side dish. Whether served with lentils and hot dog sausages, with game or with cheese for a vegetarian version, the golden noodles are a quintessentially Swabian dish.


Serves 3:
500 g wheat flour (extra-fine flour)
3 eggs
250 ml water lots of salt


  • Step 1

    Using a food processor, knead the flour, eggs, water and salt into a sticky dough. Leave the dough to rest for a while.
  • Step 2

    In the meantime, bring some salted water to the boil in a large pan. Have a wooden chopping board and a long knife (or a spaetzle knife) ready.
  • Step 3

    When the water is boiling steadily, gradually scrape the dough into fine spaetzle into the hot water. When the spaetzle rise to the surface, take them out of the water with a ladle, rinse quickly with cold water and tip into a serving bowl.

    Tip: If the dough becomes too stiff, just add some water. If it’s too runny, thicken with some flour until you achieve the desired consistency.
Dominik Dußling

Dominik Dußling

Especially when you have time to spare, everything about a good meal is a lot of fun – from buying the ingredients to cooking and then enjoying the food together. It’s important to me that food is made from good ingredients, that it’s delicious and that it’s prepared at leisure – that’s something you’ll notice almost straight away. And it’s something you should enjoy.

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