Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Again with noodles

Yesterday I tried making spaetzle. I used this recipe with the addition of some pepper and nutmeg that I had seen in another recipe. Let me tell you, it doesn't work to try and shove the batter through a wide-holded strainer. They come out like little spaetzle turdlettes. I finally started just dribbling it off a spoon, but that was difficult too. They tasted kind of ok. I might try it one more time with this recipe, since when I lived in Germany I so loved spaetzle.

I made them in part because I was trying out a recipe for German style Hungarian goulash. Which, after all the effort, to me was not worth it. But again, I was combining 4 different recipes that I found online. I'd much rather get a recommendation for one.

So if anyone knows of any good recipes for spaeztle or German style Hungarian goulash, I would appreciate them. Thankfully I had also made banana bread which I can almost make with my eyes closed, or else I would have been very frustrated spending so much time on stuff that I wasn't all that impressed with. I tried using whole wheat flour for the banana bread and it worked (half whole wheat - King Arthur white whole wheat specifically - and half better for bread flour)! So (cough) it's good for me too now.


squirrel said...

Sorry I can't offer you a recipe for Hungarian goulash, German style or otherwise. I'd offer you my banana/zucchini/pumpkin/whatever-mooshy-fruit-or-veggie-you-have-on-hand bread recipe, but it sounds like you're doing okay in that department.

I appreciated you post on vaccine research, I didn't even realize there was any research underway on HSV-2 (though of course it makes sense that there is). Tangentially, I saw my doctor last week and asked him what he thought about vaccinating men with Gardasil, to further remove HPV carriers from the population. He looked at me for a long time and kept saying "Interesting. I'll have to think about that." (One more item to file under "Squirrel is very weird," I'm sure.)

Tera said...

I just like saying the word...I mean I think I'm pronouncing it correctly...spA-tzul??? Oh well, if I'm not, I don't care!

NoRegrets said...

Hmm... gotta look up Gardasil.

Tera, I think whatever way you pronounce it is good. I can't pronounce it in American, since I know it in German.

heather said...

ya know, i spent three years in germany and i can't for the life of me remember how to make spaetzle. i'll ask my mom if she has a recipie for it that works. if she's got one, i'll test it first and pass it on to you if it's any good.

NoRegrets said...

Cool! thanks!