Around the Bowl

Soups of the world – Recipes from around the globe & some creations of my own


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Quick Maultaschensuppe – German Dumpling Soup

The past two weeks I tried two new soup recipes I was planning to post and although they were OK, they weren’t absolutely delicious and I feel they need an extra twist before I publish them. I think is not fair to post recipes that are just OK, after all I blog to share with all the foodies of the world dishes that I am passionate about, otherwise what would be the point of it all?

For reasons that have nothing to do with cooking I was in very black mood when I cooked them and that invariably reflects on the result, does it happen to you too?

Luckily I have a few recipes in reserve; today’s is the traditional Maultaschen German Soup. Maultaschen are big rectangular dumplings filled with a mix of meats, spinach and spices that are usually eaten in a clear broth or sauté and served with some sauce. They are original from the region of Swabia (Bavaria) in Southwestern Germany. If you look on the internet you’ll find plenty of recipes to prepare the dumplings from scratch, but in this case I used bought ones to a quick version that is a great resource to an easy but complete meal. I’ve been wanting to cook a German recipe for a while and when I saw the Maultaschen at my local supermarket I didn’t doubt it for a second. I added some vegetables to the sotck in this version for a one course supper, here it goes!

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Super Quick Wonton Soup

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A quick Sunday post: The Chinese Year of the Horse has just began, and what a better way to celebrate the Lunar New Year than a Chinese dish? By the way,  I am a horse (1978) on the Chinese Zodiac, so this should be my year!

Besides, I was just thinking, what to do on a lazy winter Sunday evening when you have already had a great roast for lunch and then some delicious tea & cake in the afternoon? Some take away? no need: I came up with a delicious wonton soup extra easy to prepare! This morning I’ve been to my local Asian grocery store and bought some frozen dumplings that I used in order to make this version so quick and easy, let’s go with it!

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