we have guests from america at the moment, so i'm trying to do some traditional swiss cooking....
today it was "chaes-chnoepfli" literally translated "cheese-buttons"!
o well i can tell you right up, we all loved it including our friends! the preparation is pretty simple though involving a bit more cooking as i usually do for lunch.
the flour i use to make "chnoepfli" (or so called "spaetzli", those are not quiet the same, as if you would eat either elbow pasta or noodles) is a semolina flower, add eggs, salt and milk (water).
the dough has to rest and then be put through a special board with holes, this makes the shape of the chnoepfli. the "chnoepfli" have to boil over for just a moment and then be placed in a buttered casserole.
bacon or ham cut in cubes and sauteed
top the chnoepfli in the casserole with onion, bacon and cheese. put it in the oven for just another 5-10 minutes to melt the cheese and brown it.
yummy we all love this dish with a big bowl of salad and a glass of apple cider!