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May I introduce you to: Dätscher.

This time I’ll present something that my boyfriend cooked for me. It is a specialty from his hometown and he emphasises that you can’t find this delicacy anywhere else. I told him that I just saw the Bavarian specialty ‘Rahmfleckerl‘ at the Oktoberfest which looks kind of the same to me. But after a closer look on the dough I have to admit that they are different.

I really like this special Swabian treat: the dough is fluffy in the middle, crispy at the edge and the filling is simple but delicious! The recipe is from his mother and maybe that is the reason why he is never happy with the result of his dätscher: some dishes just have to be made by your mother/grandmother to taste perfectly. Nevertheless, I only know his version and I keep begging him to dish them up for me! Maybe dätscher have to be made by him to taste right for me :)!?

Dätscher

(serves 4)

for the dough

350g wheat flour

20g fresh yeast

1 teaspoon salt

40g butter

125ml milk

for the filling

200g sour cream

1 egg yolk

salt

1/2 bunch chopped chives

1. Melt the butter and add it with the flour and salt to a large bowl. Dissolve the yeast in the lukewarm milk. Add this mix to the bowl and knead it well. Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and let it rise at a warm place for 1,5h.

2. Preheat the oven to 250°C/480°F. Roll the dough and cut it to 4 portions. Roll the portions out to little circles Ø 10cm/4inches. Press the middle of the dough a bit that the edge is a bit higher (to avoid the filling is running down).

3. Mix the sour cream with the salt and chives and apply it on top of the dough. Bake it for about 20min, until the dough is golden and the topping has a nice colour. Enjoy it right out of the oven!

Instead of the chives you can also use caraway or spring onions!

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