Mothers are special for many reasons. To celebrate the special women in our lives, the Sunday Supper bloggers are sharing recipes for moms. How great to showcase what we would make for, with, or in honor of our moms. I chose spaetzle (spätzle) which are German egg noodles because of a few reasons. One is because it is something my mom has made for years and it is a family favorite. Two is because my mom gave me a spaetzle press for Christmas and I wanted to use it. Third, and above all, was having my mom to teach me how to make it.
It is important to document family recipes. Cooking or baking with the one who makes it is the best thing to do. Trying to re-create a recipe after that person is gone can be quite difficult. There are little nuances and pieces of advice that get lost. Such as with this recipe. My mom gave it to me a long time ago. One of the instructions was “until the dough makes bubbles”. What it really should say is to stir it to incorporate air and give the appearance of bubbles. The dough does not bubble on its own. I would never have figured that out if she wasn’t there explaining it along the way.
My mom and dad would make spaetzle together. It was a team effort and I can see why. It would be difficult to press, cut, and stir all by yourself. It can be done however having one person press and the other person cut and stir is much easier. My dad is the one who thought of stirring in a little butter to the finished noodles to keep them from sticking together. The extra flavor it adds is nice too. It was a fun time cooking with my mom. Now I’m glad I know how to make the German egg noodles I have enjoyed all my life.
Have you made and documented a family recipe lately? I hope you will take the time to cook with a relative and write down all the details. Besides, it makes cooking even more fun. Pass those cherished recipes on and keep that history alive with future generations.
The Mother’s Day fun continues. The Sunday Supper bloggers have special posts to share. I can’t wait to read all the wonderful mom stories and recipes. Join me in taking a look at them:
Mother’s Day Brunch:
- Blueberry Coffee Cake from Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Cornbread Pancakes with Blackberries from The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Crepes from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Hot N Sweet Mango Chutney from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
- Lemon Glazed Raspberry Scones from Juanita’s Cocina
- Quiche Lorraine from Supper for a Steal
- Seafood Quiche from The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
- Strawberry Rhubarb Compote from Noshing with the Nolands
- Sweet French Breakfast Crepes from Curious Cuisiniere
- Vidalia Onion Quiche from Comfy Cuisine
Mother’s Day Entrees:
- Cod with Stewed Tomatoes from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Grilled Vegetable Sandwiches with Herbed Goat Cheesefrom Foxes Love Lemons
- Lemon Risotto with Seared Scallops from Healthy. Delicious.
- Lobster Ravioli with Shrimp Caper Sauce from Family Foodie
- Pork dumpling (Shumai) from The Urban Mrs.
Mother’s Day Sides:
- Spaetzle from Magnolia Days
Mother’s Day Desserts:
- Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls from Gotta Get Baked
- Chocolate Kahlua Cream Pie from Ruffles & Truffles
- Espresso Brownies from What Smells So Good?
- Fresh Blackberry Elderflower Sorbet from Shockingly Delicious
- Fresh Fig and Walnut Pie from Vintage Kitchen
- Gluten Free Coconut Cake with Chocolate Ganache, Berries, and Fresh Whipped Cream from Neighborfood
- Lavender Shortbread Cookies from girlichef
- Lemon Meringue Pie from Pies and Plots
- Lemon Petit Fours from Home Cooking Memories
- Milky Way Brownies from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Mini Strawberry and Cheese Pies from Basic N Delicious
- Mom’s Apple Crisp from Cravings of a Lunatic
- Mom’s Texas Sheetcake from Daily Dish Recipes
- Raspberry and Hazlenut Friands from Happy Baking Days
- Semolina Balls (Suji Laddoo) from Soni’s Food
- Too-Good-to-Be-Lowfat Chocolate Eclair Icebox Dessert from The Weekend Gourmet
Mother’s Day Beverages:
- Lemon Sorbet in Prosecco from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
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