On a pastry board, combine the flour, egg, water and salt into a pasta dough, then roll it out paper thin. Hang the dough over the back of a chair or something similar for drying. After the dough has been drying for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, cut it into 2/3-inch squares. As you spread out the dough on the board, you will have to keep dusting it with flour. Bring some lightly salted water to a boil and cook the 'Fleckle' for about 10 to 15 minutes. Drain, briefly rinse in cold water, and then add to the hot meat broth. Adjust soup's seasoning, and top with chopped chives.
Prepare a dough as for the 'Schneiderflecklesuppe', but make it a bit firmer so you will be able to grate it onto the board. Cook 'Riebele' for a few minutes in salted water, then strain and add to hot meat broth.
From: D'SCHWAEBISCH' KUCHE' by Aegidius Kolb and Leonhard Lidel, Allgaeuer Zeitungsverlag, Kempten. 1976. (Translation/Conversion: Karin Brewer) Posted by: Karin Brewer, Cooking Echo, 9/92