recipe comes from Martin
was just a job, I didn't really know what I wanted
to do when I left school, everybody's got to eat
and that was the only reason I went into it"
- an auspicious statement but from one of the
country's greatest chefs with two Michelin Stars
to his credit.
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a simple but satisfying meal try Martin Blunos's
recipe for home-made dumplings, pan-fried with
1 1/2 tbsp semolina or ground rice
salt and freshly ground pepper
4 medium eggs
100ml water, cold
100ml full fat milk, cold
25g clarified butter
115g smoked bacon, finely chopped
nutmeg, freshly grated
handful of flat-leafed parsley, leaves picked,
the flour, semolina and a pinch of salt into
a mixing bowl. Beat in the eggs, cold water
and cold milk, making a thick smooth batter.
a large saucepan of salted water to a gentle
simmer. Rub the batter through a sieve into
the pan, creating the 'spatzli'.
the spatzli for 3 to 4 minutes, then remove
with a slotted spoon and plunge into iced water;
the clarified butter in a large, non-stick frying
pan. Add the bacon and fry, stirring. Once the
bacon starts to colour, add in the drained spatzli.
the spatzli mixture for 3 - 5 minutes, stirring
often. Season with salt, freshly ground pepper
and freshly grated nutmeg.
in the parsley, fry for 1 minute more, mixing
in the parsley well. Serve at once.
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