World Food Challenge

Day 100: Lichtenstein and Käsknöpfle

Ahoj, Raffies!

Today was a wonderful sunny day. The temperature was finally warm enough for a cold blooded lizard like myself to wear a summery outfit – yes, I am always cold and yes, having lived in Italy for a very long time, makes me incredibly weak to cold-ish weather.

We decided to go see the new Pirates of the Caribbean film this afternoon. It was great, as usual, even though not my favourite film from the series. What do you think? Have you watched it yet?

Anyways, today it’s time for Lichtenstein with a dish that is not exactly perfect for the 33°C: we are making Käsknöpfle!
This dish resembles Spätzle, for those of you who are familiar with German cuisine.
The recipe is really easy:

600g flour
8 eggs
10dl water

Mix the ingredients in a bowl and let the dough rest for about 10 minutes. By using a Spätzle grater, let the Knöpfle, little buttons, drip into the boiling salty water. Let them come to the surface, about 2-3 minutes. Mix them with grated cheese (ideally Appenzeller or Sauerkäse, but any other strong flavoured cheese will work) and crunchy onions.

For those of you who do not have a Spätzle grater, here are some tips:

Three Ways to Make Spaetzle



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