<3 <3 <3 this is amazing – i just showed my mom and she told me this is exactly how my oma made them. my mom was delighted by this woman’s ultra-thick schwabisch accent.
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this recipe is from black forest cuisine by walter staib.
he says this, accompanied by a gorgeous photo of them:
“whenever i think about maultaschen, i am home again. to me, this is the ultimate comfort food. this is my soul food. my mother would make piles of these ravioli in a single disciplined session, taking time and care with the dough and cutting it in various sizes to stuff with the meat filling. maultaschen can be large or small, sauteed as i suggest here, simmered in soup, or cut into strips and prepared like hash browns. sometimes my mother would float them in beef bouillon or chicken stock to make a delicious soup. personally, i will eat them anywhere at any time of day. in fact, when i used to travel home, my mother would prepare maultaschen especially for me and send my father to the airport, plate in hand. as soon as my feet hit the ground, i would begin to inhale them, at the same time thanking heaven that i was in the black forest.”
4 cups all-purpose flour
4 eggs, lightly beaten
4 egg yolks, lightly beaten
1 T + 1 t veg oil
1 T + 1 t salt
1 T unsalted butter
1/2 yellow onion, peeled and finely chopped
1/2 c soft bread crumbs
6 oz ground pork
6 oz ground beef
3 egg yolks
1 scallion, trimmed and finely chopped
1 T chopped fresh parsley
2 T water
4 T unsalted butter
1. MAKE THE DOUGH: pour flour into medium bowl and mix in egg yolks, eggs, oil, and salt. knead dough with hands until it comes together and can form stiff ball. rest dough in plastic wrap for 1 hour at room temperature.
2. MAKE THE FILLING: melt butter in frying pan, fry onions until translucent, set aside.
3. combine onion, bread crumbs, meat, egg yolks, scallion, and parsley, and season with salt and pepper.
4. ASSEMBLE MAULTASCHEN: bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. whisk together egg and water to make an egg wash. roll noodle dough on a lightly floured surface VERY thin (1/16 in) and cut into 12 6-in squares. divide filling among squares, brush edges with egg wash, and fold the four corners of each square into the center, pressing the seams firmly to seal.
5. drop the maultaschen, one at a time, into boiling water and cook for approximately five minutes. remove with a slotted spoon to an ice bath to cool. drain and set aside momentarily.
6. melt butter in a frying pan over medium-high heat. fry maultaschen until golden brown.
serve with potato salad
if you like his recipe, check out the book.
this beet salad looks ideal to me – sour and a little sweet with lots of flavor. can’t wait to try it; i love beets with horseradish!
2 ea red beets; bunches
2 tb water
1/4 c vinegar
2 tb caraway seeds
1 ts sugar
2 tb onion; minced
1 ts horseradish
1/4 ts cloves; ground
1/2 ts salt
1/4 ts pepper
5 tb vegetable oil
Wash beets, trim off greens, place in medium saucepan, and cook, without peeling, in salted water to cover, until beets are tender. Peel and slice. Prepare marinade dressing by combining remaining ingredients. Pour over beets and let stand for several hours before serving. Stir beets occasionally.
what i wanted:
this is the basic recipe for my mom’s interpretation of my oma’s authentic schwarzwald zweibelkuchen.
what i did:
made this crust in the morning, rolled it into a ball, stuffed it in a plastic grocery bag, and stuck it in the fridge.
fried half a package of bacon; half “well done” and half “rare,” and reserved the grease and a few extra pieces for munching
cut two giant vidalias and a little yellow onion into skinny pieces and drench in veg stock, honey, and bacon grease on a cookie sheet with tall sides
roasted about 40 mins on 375, turning often
added caraway, salt, pepper, and nutmeg
rolled out the pie crust and shaped it to a bacon-greased cast-iron
layered a generous amount of homemade thick, sour whole-milk yogurt inside the crust (but it still wasn’t enough, so add more than seems sensible!) and topped it with the seasoned onions, another layer of yogurt, and on top of it all, whole strips of partially cooked bacon, and crumbled bits of cooked bacon.
IT WAS AMAZING. this is definitely just as easy as pizza. believe it or not, this was the first pie crust i’ve ever done by myself, my first high-altitude pie, and my first zweibelkuchen. it was all easy. this is definitely happening again.
soup in under a half-hour with no prep? i’m down.
250 g fresh or frozen spinach
300 g mild Sauerkraut
1 bunch parsley
300 ml heavy cream
1 pinch sugar
100 g creme fraiche (ed: we used homemade yogurt)
(ed: a handful of beans, peas, or lentils)
1. Wash and remove stems and roots of fresh spinach – defrost frozen spinach and let it drain in a sieve so all water is gone.
2. Chop Sauerkraut; wash parsley and chop it.
3. Puree Sauerkraut, spinach and parsley with a hand mixer or in a blender; add it into a large pot and fill in the beef broth; let it simmer for 15 minutes.
4. Add heavy cream, salt, pepper and sugar; let it steep for 5 minutes.
5. Serve the soup with a dab of creme fraiche.
Variation: Instead of using the whole amount of heavy cream, mix in about 100g grated gouda cheese.
edit 11/11: WOW. j made some quick-kraut (no prepared lacto-fermented stuff) with apple cider vinegar and salt and let it sit a few hours. not having a functional food processor, most of the prep time was just in chopping and washing greens. the sour kraut lent such an interesting element to the thing; it made the soup taste like it had been cooking all day. j and i both loved this! threw some urad dal (black lentils) in to make it a little heavier. i definitely recommend doing that. we topped it with yogurt. YUM!
250 g lentils (dry)
1 bundle soup greenery (carrot, celery, parsley root, celery root, leek)
50 g German Speck or Smoked Bacon
1 tbsp cooking oil (neutral oil)
broth or stock
200 g spaetzle
150 g sausage
1. Soak the lentils for at least 6 hours or overnight in cold water; drain and wash.
2. Fry soup greenery and speck in oil.
3. Add 1 l water and bring it to a boil; add stock and lentils and let it simmer for 30 minutes.
4. 7-8 minutes before the lentils are done, add the dried Spaetzle, and let them cook until they are soft. If spaetzle are homemade, they only need 2-3 minutes with the lentils.
4. Cut Kassler or sausages in slices or cubes and add them before the stew is done. Sprinkle parsley before serving hot with fresh bread.
I think it’s neat that there are so many Schwabisch recipes that call for lentils (although I don’t remember my grandmother ever making them.) I’ll be interested in experimenting with vegetarian Schwabisch recipes this fall.
my mother has been on a quest to copy her mother’s sweet and savory zweibelkuchen (say “swivel-koo-[ch]a”) recipe for years. she says she’s finally found something that makes the onions as soft and sweet as she remembers.
zweibelkuchen, if you’ve never had one before, is your new favorite comfort food. picture a buttery, flaky crust, filled with a rich, creamy mixture of sweet onions, bacon, and happiness. it is easy to make this vegetarian – just make sure to use a flavorful veggie broth to make up for the missing bacon.
make your own partially-baked pie crust, or use packaged puff pastry.
fry 3 slices bacon cut into 1/2 in pieces til crisp, set aside
mix two T bacon fat with 2 large sweet onions, about 2 lbs, thinly sliced
mix in 1/4c honey and 1/4 c stock or dry white wine with lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
bake at 375 for 30 minutes to caramelize, stirring often towards the end
(my mother insisted it was essential to bake them)
then add a few pinches nutmeg, some salt, and 1 t caraway
spread 3/4c creme fraiche on the bottom of the pastry… any mixture of sour cream, thick yogurt, or anything similar in texture and creaminess should be fine. (i use homemade whole-milk yogurt.)
throw everything else in
bake at 375 for 30 minutes
ENJOY YOUR ONION PIE!
this “swabian” (schwabisch) recipe is from black forest cuisine by walter staib, a relative of some kind whom i’ve never met.
i guess this recipe is also called crisp bread, Näkkileipä, knäckebröd, hårt bröd, hårdbröd, spisbröd, knækbrød, knekkebrød, näkkileipä, hapankorppu, hrökkbrauð, Knäckebrot (knackebrot) or Knäcke (knacke,) and can be rye, airy, dense, or any number of ways. (thanks, wiki! haha)
i don’t understand why this flat cracker bread (which does look simple and amazing) calls for yeast. i’d imagine it has to be stretched really thinly so it doesn’t get chewy. i haven’t tried this yet, but wonder about using my sourdough starter instead of yeast…
1 1/4c water
1 1/2T dry active yeast
6T olive oil
3c bread flour
1 1/2t salt
2 eggs 1 egg
1T caraway seed
1T poppy seed
1T kosher salt
preheat over to 375. grease the backs of two 11×17 baking sheets.
combine water, yeast, and honey. add olive oil, flour, and salt. mix until a stiff ball. add more flour if dough is too wet.
divide in half and stretch over baking sheets.
beat eggs with water and glaze breads. sprinkle with seeds and salt.
bake 25 mins; cool on baking sheets. break into pieces.
just made it last night for the first time! WHOA! so easy! no rise; the yeast was definitely for flavor only, but tasted great. i’m not typically into a super-yeasty taste, but it definitely worked with the honey-and-seeds taste. one got stretched over a smallish cookie sheet, and became flatbread (which was delicious) and the other, stretched over a giant cookie sheet, became crisp and delicious! so if you want crackers, make sure to stretch it super thin.
let me know if anyone tries this, how it turns out, and also let me know if you try it with a sourdough starter. i think that’d be amazing!
this “swabian” (schwabisch) recipe is from black forest cuisine by walter staib (a relative of some kind)
STUFFED CABBAGE (say: gefilte vye’ss-coal, or filled white cabbage)
1 T unsalted butter
1/2 yellow onion, peeled and chopped
6 oz ground pork
6 oz ground beef
3 egg yolks
1 scallion, finely chopped
1 T chopped fresh parsley
1 c cooked rice
salt and pepper
1 head green cabbage
6 slices bacon, cut in half widthwise
2 T unsalted butter
1 T finely chopped garlic
1/4c finely chopped bacon
1/4c finely chopped onion
1/4c finely chopped green pepper
3 T hungarian paprika
2 T flour
1 c full-bodied red wine, such as burgundy
1/2 t ground cayenne
1/2 t dried red pepper flakes
salt and pepper
1/3 c sour cream
make stuffing. saute onions in butter. set aside to cool completely. combine cooled onion and other stuffing ingredients, mix well.
preheat over to 350.
bring saucepan of lightly salted water to boil, reduce to “hearty simmer” at medium-high. core cabbage and simmer until outer leaves are slightly softened, ~2-3min. remove outer leaves and drain on towel. continue this process until you have at least 24 leaves.
place two leaves slightly overlapping and add ~1/4c stuffing to middle. fold and set seal side down in a greased baking dish.
place half a slice of bacon over each cabbage and bake until bacon is crisp, ~20mins.
to make sauce, saute garlic, add bacon and saute til crisp. add veggies and saute ~2mins til softened. stir in paprika and flour. add wine to deglaze, loosening the browned bits at the bottom. simmer 5 mins. add cayenne and s&p and simmer 5-10 mins. remove from heat and add sour cream.
add sauce to baking dish. stick it back in the oven for 10 mins. serve hot.
and.. one day.. maybe.. spaetzle.
could they ever be as good as oma’s?