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Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Sweet potato gnocchi

I had originally had this down for last Thursday, but had one of my awful days, where I was so exhausted from coughing I could barely stand up straight, so it got postponed, untill today.
It was a Sam Stern recipe, I bought Niamh a couple of his books for her 8th birthday, but of course it's me who uses them.
She thinks he's cute, I'd agree, if I were 15 years younger, but I'm not, so I won't.
Sweet potato gnocchi
God, this was a pain to make.
It needed far more flour than was specified, I can't even tell you how much, as I was covered in sticky mixture, and had to get Niamh to come in and add flour to the bowl for me, whilst I mixed.
As you'll see, I wear nail varnish, have long nails, and don't remove my jewellery when cooking.  I believe some folk have a problem with this.
Tell me who you are and I won't invite you to dinner!

Honestly, I almost lost the will to live half way through, but eventually, the gnocchi was rolled out, cut and cooked.
Was it worth it?
Erm, not really, I found it rather claggy, and glutinous, and my kitchen is still covered in a floury mess.
An exciting evening of cleaning awaits <sigh>




Oh, I served it with tomato sauce, just a basic pasta sauce recipe which I batch cook and freeze, chopping and changing to suit what I have in.

2 comments:

  1. Ha ha! I made some gnocchi not so long back and I stupidly made double quantities of what was already a big recipe - the stuff was everywhere. Still I have loads in the freezer now. Not so keen on sweet potato in our house though.

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  2. Never again.
    The mess is immense. I'm still sitting here, pretending it will go away.

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