Bacon, pasta and potato soup

    Bacon, pasta and potato soup


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    About this recipe: A traditional German soup, which is sure to keep you warm over winter. Bacon is simmered with potatoes and homemade pasta dumplings. Serve with fresh crusty bread, if desired.

    Serves: 8 

    • 125g plain flour
    • 1 egg
    • 120ml water
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 1 large potato, diced
    • 1 onion, diced
    • 225g streaky bacon, chopped
    • 700ml milk
    • 250ml double cream
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. In a medium bowl, make the pasta by combining flour, egg, 120ml water and salt to form a dough. Cut into thin strips or small pieces.
    2. Bring a large pot of water to the boil. Stir in pasta, potatoes and onion. Cook 20 minutes, until potatoes are tender. Drain.
    3. While pasta and potatoes are cooking, cook bacon in a large frying pan over medium heat until crisp. Save drippings.
    4. Return pasta and potato mixture to large pot over medium-low heat and combine with bacon, a teaspoon of bacon fat, milk, cream and salt and pepper.
    5. Adjust bacon fat to taste and milk or cream to cover. Simmer 20 minutes, without boiling. Serve hot.

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