Monday, July 18, 2011

Cooking on this Blog?

Yes, I can't help it. I like to cook and things I like are creeping their way onto this blog. I also happen to have a husband who likes food, not just any food, but good food. He procrastinates by looking up fancy restaurants and telling me all sorts of strange things to make for him. So, that is why this blog will now feature cooking and pictures of really good homemade food. :)


And now for some spätzle! I made this to serve with German Meatballs. The recipe was in The Joy of Cooking, which is just about the best cookbook that any homemaker could have for learning to cook new things. Here's what G. and I did during L.'s nap one morning last week:

We made the dough:
1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 tspn baking powder
3/4 tspn salt
pinch of nutmeg

mixed with:
2 large eggs
and 1/2 c. water or milk

Beaten until batter was "fairly elastic."

G. loved to try to mix it. Here is some of the dough:

Then I pressed it through a steamer into boil chicken broth. They make presses or lids and scrapers for this sort of thing, but I don't have one. The steamer worked well:

Then cooked it until it floated:Finally, used a ladle sized slotted spoon to put it in a bowl:Don't forget; the toddler must try the finished result while the rest of the cooking it happening since it took about 6 batches to cook all the dough:

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