Monday, 10 September 2012

Marscapone Gnocchi

My mum is a great shopper, and she usually returns from the supermarket with more than just bread and milk! This week's surprise buy was a tub of marscapone that she found for 35p, bit of a steal really! So I decided to knock up some gnocchi, using the cheese for moisture rather than potatoes. The flavour of the gnocchi is lovely and rich. And they're lovely light little pillows (I use a sneaky little bit of self raising flour to add some extra lift) :-)

So the ingredients are:
250g marscapone
2 eggs
1 egg yolk
(about) 300g plain flour
(about) 150g SR flour
1/2tsp salt
Generous 1/2 tsp fresh grated nutmeg

So put the marscapone, eggs, salt and nutmeg into a bowl and beat them well- you don't want marscapone lumps really.

Start adding in the flour, you want a fairly soft dough; don't add all the flour at once as you might need slightly different amounts. Bring the dough together and try not to work it too much.


Split the dough into 6 pieces and form them one by one into sausages, then cut the gnocchi from the sausages. I like quite generous big gnocchi cushions, but you can make yours smaller if you prefer.

Et voila! Just boil them for a minute or two until they float, then serve up! For some lovely texture, I like to fry off the boiled gnocchi, getting a lovely crunchy goldenness :-)
I served them up with a garlicky tomato and spinach sauce, and they got pretty good reviews from my parents!

Hayley x

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