Catholic Recipe: Xaver Suppe
Also Called: Xavier Soup
This is a delicious clear soup with "dumplings" that is easy to make and can serve a crowd.
Over low heat work the flour, cream, butter and Parmesan cheese to a solid dough. Work in the salt, pepper, nutmeg, eggs and egg yolks and parsley. Put the mixture into a piping bag with a big nozzle and pipe pea-sized balls onto a buttered tray. Let stand for about 30 minutes.
In the meantime heat some salted water until it boils, then drop in all the "dough peas". Cook for 5 minutes, then remove them with a slotted spoon and add to the warm chicken stock. Season soup to taste and add the chervil and 2 tablespoons parsley. Serves 10 to 12 people.Recipe Source: Cooking With the Saints by Ernst Schuegraf, Ignatius Press, 2001