martedì 30 ottobre 2012

VeganMoFo: Gnocchi. My grandma's recipe

Hello world! :)

Yesterday, my modem fell to the floor and died (- mum, did you touch the modem? - no, it fell down on its own! ----> There's a point in your life when your parents become children again), so I couldn't write and I'm going to give you my recipe today! :)

This is the recipe I wanted to start with, but then I decided to postpone it, 'cause I had no time to make gnocchi! :)

I used to make them with my grandma when I was a child, but I have to tell you the truth: my grandma used to put an egg in the dough, but I don't. So, actually this is my grandma's veganized recipe. Hope you like it. :)

To me, gnocchi mean going back to my childhood when I helped grandma to roll the dough and cut it into a lot of nice gnocchi, having fun in her kitchen and laugh with her all the time because I had flour everywhere. The same happened when we made homemade pasta, but that is another recipe! ;)

Here's my veganized gnocchi!

Ingredients (for 4 or 5 people)
  • 1 kg of potatoes (5 potatoes)
  • 250 gr of flour [durum wheat... do you say that? :)]
  • a pinch of salt

  • Peel, boil, mash up potatoes and leave them to cool a bit - otherwise the dough will be too soft.
  • Then add flour and salt and knead the dough you get.
  • Cut it into slices and roll them on a pastry board. You'll get several long rolls: line them up and cut them oblique - a real homemade gnocco (singular for gnocchi) has an oblique cut. :)
  • And now you're ready to cook them!


  • Bring water to the boil (with a pinch of salt) and then add your gnocchi.
  • Since potatoes are already cooked, it will take a couple of minutes: when they come up, you know they're ready and you can take them with a skimmer.
  • Now you can season them with a tomato sauce or some pesto or butter&sage (this is a classic! With a vegan butter, of course!) or whatever you like! :)

Buon appetito! :)


Ciao ciao! :)

Stancaaa... versione italiana domani! :)

4 commenti:

  1. Oddio, ma io credevo fosse difficilissimo farli!

    1. :D

      No no, io solo cose semplici, fidati! ;)

      È semplice, considera che ho fatto prima a fare gli gnocchi che a scrivere il post!! ;)

  2. buoni, buoni, buoni, intramontabili! ;-D

    1. Ravanello! :)
      Che piacere ritrovarti sulla mia umile paginetta!

      A proposito, chiedo subito a te che sei il mio guru: se/quando fai gli gnocchi, che tipo di farina usi?
      Per fare questi io ho usato il tipo 0, ma se hai qualche consiglio in merito, sono tutta orecchi! ;)


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