Saturday, June 14, 2008

Käsespätzle

Last Friday night our German class went to our teacher's house to make Käsespätzle. Our German class consists of Luke and I and two others that moved to Germany from the States. We were also joined by two Frenchmen that our teacher also works with. We had a great time practicing our German and the Käsespätzle was delicious! Some of you are probably wondering what Käsespätzle is. The dough is made basically from flour, water and eggs. You put it through a Käsespätzle press and boil it in water. It is then layered with different Allgäu cheeses (from dairies in a region near where we live) and topped with fried onions and then baked. Yum! We're planning on bringing a Käsespätzle press back with us so hopefully we can make Käsespätzle for some of you. The tricky part will be finding the right cheese. Somehow I don't think it'd be quite the same with cheddar or velveeta cheese.
"Getting" the groceries we need to make Käsespätzle...and you thought only kids played store. (this was our German lesson for the day)
Tine (our German teacher), showing Luke how to stir the Käsespätzle batter.
Luke hard at work in the kitchen! :-)
Oops! Luke was stirring too hard...or he's just too strong for the spoon!
Using the Käsespätzle press to cook the batter. Quite a process, but well worth it!

1 comment:

Leeser said...

Hi Tamra,

It's Lisa Eldridge (used to be Decker) from Lindsborg. Found your blog by accident. That's exciting that you're in Germany now! How long are you there? And congratulations on getting married!