Delicious Bacon Dumplings

by Eva Thöni

Ingredients (for 4 persons)

TirolerSpeckknoedel-ingredients250g chopped bread rolls
¼ litre of milk
2 eggs
3 tablespoons of breadcrumbs
80g of bacon, very finely diced

30g of butter

Salt water
1½ litres of vegetable or beef broth

How to make

Pour some of the milk (warmed) over the chopped bread rolls, and let them soak for a few minutes. While you let them soak, fry the bacon in some butter.

TirolerSpeckknoedel-cook bookAdd the remaining milk, eggs and bacon to the bread, along with some salt and mix by hand. Add the bread crumbs to the mixture and continue to mix by hand. If the dough is too wet, add more bread crumbs.

With wet hands, shape out 8-12 large dumplings and place them in the simmering salt water. Leave for 10 to 15 minutes.

Serve the bacon dumplings in a large bowl with the broth poured over the top. Sprinkle chives on top to garnish and serve with a side plate of coleslaw.

Copyright: Eva Thöni

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Ski resort Saalbach-Hinterglemm

Skiaustria Tours Saalbach HInterglemmThe resort of Saalbach Hinterglemm – with 270 km of perfectly prepared slopes! – is situated in the Glemm Valley and can be reached from one side only.

Saalbach and Hinterglemm are separate villages, their centres 4km apart, which have expanded along the floor of their dead-end east-west valley. The ‘ski-circus’ links the two, with lifts and runs on both sides of the valley. The name “ski circus” refers to the layout of the lift-linked ski area, which forms a circuit on the mountains around the two resort villages. The well-planned network of slopes and ski lifts means that the circuit can be ridden either clockwise or anticlockwise, although the latter direction is the easiest.

Away from the pistes, you can choose between a huge variety of indoor activities and of course the ski area is famous for it’s après-ski and numerous events that take place throughout the season.

Saalbach village is a pleasant place for a stroll and café hopping. But for all shopaholics the lovely lakeside resort of Zell am See which isn’t far away might be the better place for shopping and sightseeing (accessible by regular local bus from Saalbach).

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