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
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.