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Spätzle - knoepfli



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  • 320 grams plain flour
  • 130 grams Milk
  • 130 grams water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp salt

Large Pot of boiling water

  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 6
    Preparation 2min
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      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

  1. Add all batter ingredients in Closed lid mix sp 4 for 10 seconds or until smooth batter.  Consistancy should be like pancake batter.


  2. Have large pot of water boiling on stove with 1 TBS of salt.


    Using a Spätzle pan, scrape batter into pan so it makes drops of batter fall into water. 


  3. View of drops.

  4. When Spätzle floats, it is cooked. Usually by the time I've finished scraping the batter into the pot and give them a quick stir they are already cooked.  


  5. Drain the Spätzle in a Varoma or colander. 

    keep warm in Thermoserver and drizzle with a little olive oil to keep from sticking. 

    Great accompaniment to bolognese or side dish to roast or even fried in frypan with eggs and bacon! 


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This recipe is from my Swiss mother. As kids my bother and I would always get excited when we had knoepfli  (Swiss name for Spätzle) now my children get excited when I make it for them... As for the special pan, I got mine from Switzerland so I'm not sure where you could buy one here in Australia sorry!    

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  • OMG!! I have been cooking

    Submitted by Jodylee75 on 7. November 2016 - 16:48.

    OMG!! I have been cooking Goulash for my (hungarian heritage) husband since we were teens and have always served it with mashed potato... Well never again after tonight.  I cooked it through a pot drainer, with dough cutter and worked awesome. Though I think I will have to buy a spatzle utensil as this will be my go to from now on. Love   Edited : Bought a spatzle maker from Amazon, so much easier. 

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  • Made it for dinner tonight

    Submitted by ChristianeJ on 14. February 2016 - 19:09.

    Made it for dinner tonight and had it with meatballs and sauce. Beautifully silky and soft. Will definitely be doing this again and again. Love, love, love!

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  • What is so special about your

    Submitted by bronus on 14. February 2016 - 09:42.

    What is so special about your pan? Is it the grater? I am wondering if I can just use my own pan?

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  • Great recipe ! Similar to

    Submitted by bebpiper on 13. February 2016 - 01:51.

    Great recipe ! Similar to Hungarian recipe called nokedli. 

    You can substitute a colander for the spätzle utensil , otherwise the utensil can be purchased from the Internet.

    i got my utensil in Hungary.   

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