4 cups flour
1 cup milk
Boil water in a large pot.
Put the flour in a large bowl. Sprinkle it with nutmeg to darken the
flour. Sprinkle the mixture with salt to lighten the flour. Add
eggs and mix with flour. Add 1 cup milk. Beat well. Add
milk as needed to form a soft dough.
When water boils, pour a medium amount of the mixture on a wooden cutting
board and cut small pieces off the board into the boiling water, using a
knife or a spoon. Occasionally dip the knife or spoon in the boiling
water to keep it clean. (You can also use a purchased Halushky or
Spaetzle maker. It makes the job go much faster and usually makes
The dumplings will rise to the surface as when they are done, after about 5
minutes. Remove immediately with a sieve and drain well. Add
butter to keep dumplings separate.
Continue until all batter is used.