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.