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Qendel spaetzle with pear compote and munster cheese


with pear compote and munster cheese.

A main course from Jörg and Nico Sackmann's cookbook from the Romantik Hotel Sackmann in Baiersbronn.



  • 5 eggs
  • 3 egg yolk
  • 500 g spaetzle flour
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 pinch of pepper
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 40-50 ml water

Honey mustard vinaigrette

  • 125 ml elderberry vinegar
  • 3 tbsp olive oil (Jordan)
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 20 ml sherry
  • 2 EL Meaux mustard
  • Salt, pepper
  • 1 tsp finely chopped quender
  • 1 tbsp pickled mustard seeds

Roasted onions

  • 2 shallots
  • Wheat flour for dusting
  • 500 ml rapeseed oil
  • 2 tsp finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tsp salt

Beech mushrooms

  • 100 g white and brown beech mushroom heads (with 1 cm stalk)
  • 15 ml olive oil (Jordan)
  • Salt, pepper

Pear confit

  • ½ onion
  • 20 ml olive oil (Jordan)
  • 5 ml light balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ stick lemongrass
  • ½ cinnamon stick
  • 2.5 g ginger
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 pears
  • 25 g preserving sugar
  • 100 ml apple juice
  • 20 ml pear brandy


  • 200 g munster cheese (without rind)
  • 10 g thyme honey
  • Leaves from 1 sprig of quender
  • 1 bowl garlic cress


  1. 1.


    Mix all the ingredients into a dough and beat until it bubbles. Scrape the dough off a wooden board into boiling salted water. As soon as the spaetzle float on the surface of the water, strain, rinse in ice water and drain well.
  2. 2.

    Honey mustard vinaigrette

    Put all the ingredients, except the quender and mustard seeds, into a saucepan and boil until a syrupy consistency is reached. Strain through a sieve and set aside. Blanch the mustard seeds in boiling water and rinse with cold water. Repeat this process
    3 times to reduce the bitterness. Mix the syrup with the quender and mustard seeds and season with salt and pepper.
  3. 3.

    Roasted onions

    Peel the shallots and cut them into approx. 0.5 cm rings. Dust with a little flour and slowly fry in a pan in the oil until golden brown. Drain on kitchen paper, sprinkle with parsley and salt.
  4. 4.

    Beech mushrooms

    Clean the mushrooms, sauté them in a pan in hot olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  5. 5.

    Pear confit

    Peel and finely dice the onion and sauté in olive oil in a pan. Add the balsamic vinegar, lemon grass and the other spices, reduce the liquid and then strain through a hair sieve. Wash the pears, halve them, remove the core and stalk and cut the flesh into approx. 3 mm cubes. Bring the sugar and apple juice to the boil, reduce to a syrup with the pears and season with pear brandy.
  6. 6.


    Spread the spaetzle on a plate in the shape of a spider web. Cut the cheese into cubes and place on the plate. Put the pear confit on the plate as dumplings. Arrange the mushrooms and onions on the plate. Drizzle everything with the honey-mustard vinaigrette and the quender honey and garnish with plucked quender and cress.

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