Spätzli are a traditional Swiss (and German – Spätzle) home-made pasta that is easy to make, looks creative and tastes great fresh or fried.

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  1. In a large bowl, add sifted flour and salt
  2. In a medium sized bowl combine all other ingredients and wisk together
  3. Add this mixture to the flour and wisk vigourously until you obtain a smooth dough and starts to produce large bubbles
  4. Let rest to swell for 30 minutes
  5. In a large pot, bring 2 litres of water to a boil
  6. Scoop a good ladle of dough onto a wooden cutting board
  7. Moisten hands and divide dough in half
  8. Take a chef knife and dip it in the boiling water, then slice a small portion of dough and slide it into the boiling water making sure you dip the knife into the water at the same time again; this helps to prevent the dough from sticking to the knife. The amount and the shape of the dough "dropping" is up to you and you can vary both for additional fun. The traditional shape and size is about a 1/4 tsp of dough and has a slightly elongated shape
  9. Repeat the above step in rapid succession until your first batch of dough is used up
  10. When the Spätzli are done, they float to the top. Using a slotted spoon or small sieve, scoop out the Spätzli that are done, toss them in a colander and give them a quick rinse with cold water.
  11. Continue until all the dough has been cooked
  12. To serve, reheat as necessary or fry in butter to a nice golden brown

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