After binge-watching a whole season of Master Chef Junior in two days, Samantha was fired up to create something in the kitchen. My sister Tammy gifted me a very cool contraption for making Spaetzle, and with a pot of our Mom’s homemade turkey soup bubbling in the slow cooker the day after Christmas, these little German pasta dumplings sounded like the perfect addition.
Spaetzle starts with a dough that you pass through something that looks like a cheese grater (you could use a sieve with large holes) directly into boiling water. You can add it to another dish like we did, or season with olive oil and fresh herbs for a super-easy side dish.
Gluten-Free Spaetzle (serves 4):
1/2 cup of milk (at room temperature)
2 eggs (at room temperature)
1 1/2 cups King Arthur Gluten Free Flour
1/8 tsp xanthan gum
1/2 tsp salt
Salt a large pot of water and bring to a boil. Combine milk and eggs in a small bowl. Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl, then stir in wet ingredients. Pass dough through the Spaetzle maker into the boiling water; Spaetzle will float when cooked, which takes about 1 minute. Remove with a slotted spoon and toss with a little oil to keep from sticking.