Knoepfle- Oder Spaetzleteig (Basic Spaetzle Dough)
Knoepfle- Oder Spaetzleteig (Basic Spaetzle Dough) recipe 224
Combine all ingredients and stir until the batter is smooth. One part at a time, force through a spaetzle shaver and let drop straight into boiling water.
As soon as the spaetzle rise to the surface, remove them with a slotted spoon and rinse in warm water.
In olden days, the spaetzle dough was forced through a three- legged sieve, by means of stirring. This resulted in the so- called 'Knoepfle' (little buttons).
More common in the Wuertemberg area - is to put the dough on a wooden board and scraping off small slivers of dough, which then results in elongated spaetzle, similar to the ones produced by a spaetzle press.