A Swabian speciality from southern Germany, Flädlesuppe is a traditional soup featuring thinly sliced crepes in a rich beef broth and sprinkled with chopped chives. This traditional recipe brings together simple ingredients to create a truly soul-satisfying soup!
4cupshigh quality beef broth, (if using store-bought beef broth we recommend improving the flavor quality by simmering some leek, carrots, and celeriac in it for 30 minutes, then strain it and use as directed in this recipe) **Vegetarians: Use vegetable broth
chopped fresh chives for serving
To make the pancakes, in a medium-sized bowl whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, milk, and eggs until smooth. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and lightly grease with butter. Pour a thin layer of batter over the surface, roughly the thickness of a crepe, and cook until the bottom is light brown. Carefully flip the pancake over and cook until the other side is light brown. Transfer the pancake to a plate. Repeat with the remaining batter, greasing with more butter as necessary. Makes 4-6 pancakes depending on the size of the skillet.
Once the pancakes are cool enough to handle, roll them up tightly and slice them into thin strips. Divide the pancake strips between four bowls. Heat the beef broth and ladle the hot broth over the pancakes strips. Garnish with the chopped chives. Serve immediately. (The broth and pancakes can be made in advance but should not be assembled together until just before serving as the pancakes will become soggy.)