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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Favourite food - Gnocchi and fresh pasta

To people who think i dont eat alot of carbs then you are very wrong... 2 of my favourite lunch/dinner foods are Gnocchi (though i dislike potatoes otherwise) and fresh filled pasta. (I can eat this just as it is... and cold. Ive eaten this type of pasta for a snack before :):) Though we dont buy it so ofter as other carb sources are more generally eaten in my house)
 Though i cant remember when i last ate gnocchi 'cus its not so easy to make yourself.




Though i dislike pesto sauce.



*Pictures from Google*

6 comments:

  1. Trots att jag nyss ätit blev jag typ hungrig nu, hahah. Ser sjukt gott ut :)

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    1. Haha, brukar bli så när man kollar på IG eller läser bloggar! Vill äta all god mat man ser :)

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  2. Hi Izzy! his reminded me that I´ve saved a recipe for sweet potato gnocchi, which I want to make :)
    Thanks :)

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    1. Could you share the recipe with me? I would love to try... maybe via email or comment if you dont want to email me :) :)

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    2. I was planning on trying the following recipe :)


      Dairy Free Sweet Potato Gnocchi (makes enough for three)
      Preparation time: 50 mins
      Cooking time: 2-3 mins
      You will need:
      For the gnocchi:
      4 sweet potatoes
      200g gram (chickpea) flour
      Sea salt
      Freshly ground black pepper
      1 tsp ground sage (optional)
      Make it!
      Preheat the oven to 200C / 400F / Gas Mark 6.
      Prick a few holes in the potatoes with a fork and bake in the oven for around 40 minutes until soft. (If you're super hungry and lazy, you can microwave them for 5 minutes per side.)
      Leave to cool for a few minutes, then slice open and scoop out the potato flesh into a bowl.
      Use a hand blender or similar to blitz the pulp until smooth. (You can also mash with a fork or masher, just pay attention to any potential lumps).
      Stir in the seasoning and herbs / spices.
      Add the flour a quarter at a time. You're aiming for a smooth dough, but some sweet potatoes can vary in how sticky they are. The more flour you add, the denser the gnocchi will be, so test out a small piece by rolling it between lightly floured hands to make sure you add just enough.
      Scoop out a big tablespoon full of the dough and roll on a floured surface into a foot long rope, about 1 inch thick, then slice into even pieces with a sharp knife. Lightly press a fork into the surface to create the little indentations.
      Place on a lightly floured plate until ready to cook.
      Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil.
      Drop the gnocchi in, and simmer for around 2 minutes.
      I served mine tossed in some olive oil, lemon zest and crushed garlic that I'd heated in a pan, along with a good handful of rocket and some freshly ground salt and pepper.

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  3. This may sound silly/weird but what is gnocchi? I think I had it once along time ago but I can't remember what it is exactly. I love pasta too! Spaghetti with meatballs and tomato sauce, with pesto and also with this white sauce. Mmmm... My mom makes awesome pasta and she knows how to experiment. It always turns out super yummy! So lucky to have such a great cook in my life! ;)
    Olivia

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