Boy, eating all that creamy, dumplingy, buttery soup was divine. Not only did we eat well in this Knöpfle Soup series, but I have also been able to explore the dish and learn the history. I always like learning the history of food, but this has some particular meaning to me, as Knöpfle soup is part of my heritage. Being able to explore my German ancestry with our History of Knöpfle Soup article really allowed me to connect a bit with my past. I suppose I have always vaguely known about the history from things that have been told me, but now I have a much butter (er... better) understanding of both the flavors and history of my heritage.
Yes, I have spelled knöpfle several different ways during this series. And while the root of how midwesterners spell it is knöpfle, I felt it appropriate to spell it all of these different ways. You can pick up many North Dakota church cookbooks and find many different variations of the spelling. The truth is that we really all probably spell it wrong. Keeping in tradition with that, I say spell it how you want.
So, we are done with this series. Now is where I like to recap all of our articles and what we already covered.
- History of Knephla Soup
- Quick and Easy Knephla Soup - This is not our from-scratch recipe, but one that is meant to be easy and quick. Still great, but the real treat is with the creamy classic recipe.
- Homemade Chicken Stock - Since we were going to make a classic recipe, I thought it would be useful to include this into our series. So yummy.
- Chicken and Dumpling Casserole - This isn't the fanciest meal, but it is a dish meant to be easy and feed the whole family.
- Classic Knoephla Soup recipe - THIS is the Granddaddy of all the Knoephla Soup recipes.
- Klubb Recipe - I changed up this heritage thing and explored the Norweigan side of things. Here we have a Norweigan pork dumpling.
- Sauerkraut and Sausage Knopfle skillet - Oh man, this is so good.
- Traditional German Maultaschen - Basically a German Ravioli served in a broth. This is a very good dish and I had a lot of fun researching this with my mouth.
I really had a fun in this journey and please check out those posts. We also used some equipment in this series. If you want to cook along with me, please check out the following products on Amazon
- Soup Bowls
- Large Pot
- Wooden Spoon
- Chef Knife
- Stock Pot
- Quart Jars
- Casserole dish
- Large mixing bowl
- Slotted Metal Spoon
- KitchenAid Mixer
- Cast Iron Skillet