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In this tutorial I'm going to show you how to make a variation of typical German Maultaschen.

First of all: What are "Maultaschen"?
Maultaschen are a local dish in the south western part of Germany. Originally these are pasta-bags filled with a mixture of minced meat, smoked meat, spinach, bread crumbs and onions, flavoured with different herbes and spices.
But why doing it so complicated and not just eat meat an noodles. One legend tells that some clever monks wanted to hide the meat from god, by concealing it under pasta dough, so that they could eat it during the fasting period. Even nowadays, Maultaschen are a traditional dish on holy thursday in the south western part of Germany.

For more information take a look at the wikipedia article.

Even outside of the fasting period they're one of my favourite dishes, so I thought of varying them with bacon and a different filling.
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Step 1: What you need

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For the noodle dough:

flour            200g
eggs           2
water          2 Tbspn.
salt             a pinch
bacon         150g

For the filling:

an old bun
minced meat             250 g
milk                           100 ml
white mushrooms      7-9 great ones
onions                       1 medium
spices and herbes     salt, pepper, paprika, parsley and basil

Step 2: The dough

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Pour some oil into a pan and an sear the bacon until it is really crispy. Let it cool down.

Sieve the flour into a bowl and form a recess with your fingers, big enough to fit the eggs and the water in. Mix the ingredients from the inside to the outside. When all ingredients are mixed knead the dough until you get a plain mass.

You can use a mixer, then you will need the dough hooks and beat the dough at the lowest level of your mixer. As a tip: For the finishing kneat the dough with your hands, then it will get plainer.

Now add the crispy bacon and kneat it again until you get a homogeneous mass.

For the time being put it aside and cover it with a moist dishcloth to prevent it of drying-out.
tstens2 years ago
Maultaschen are awesome. I was blown away when I saw a maultaschen sandwich in the local backerei (I live in Stuttgart). Pasta on a sandwich with cheese? Take that, Double Down.
I love pasta dishes and bacon! Sounds delicious :)