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Homemade gnocchi with saffron cream sauce

September 12, 2019

Homemade gnocchi with saffron cream sauce

With just a few simple ingredients, you can easily make this classic dumplings at home. Gnocchi is always good to pair with pesto or cream sauce. This is a delicious pasta to serve for any occasion.

Ingredients (3-4 servings)

  • 400g potatoes
  • 200g all purpose flour, more for kneading and rolling
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • half egg, lightly beaten


Instructions for handmade gnocchi

  1. Fill a pot with enough water to cover the potatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, partially cover the pot and simmer the potatoes until they are completely tender, around 30-35 minutes.
  2. Drain the potatoes and let them cool. Peel and mash the potatoes in a large bowl. Let cool.
  3. Mix the flour and salt in a small bowl. Add the egg to the potatoes, then add to the flour. Mix until the mixture comes together, then transfer to a lightly floured work surface.
  4. Knead gently until the flour is incorporated and the dough is soft and smooth (don’t overmix otherwise the gnocchi will be tough).
  5. Divide the dough into 4 portions. With the palms of both hands, roll the dough piece to 40cm in length. With a sharp knife, cut crosswise to 2cm pieces. To shape the gnocchi, place the lines of a fork on the gnocchi, press down lightly and the gnocchi should capture the lines of the fork.
  6. Set each gnocchi on a plate, lightly dust with flour if needed until you are ready to boil them.

Ingredients for the sauce (2 servings)

  • 80g green peas
  • half piece, white onion, diced into 1cm
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 0.5g saffron thread
  • 1 tablespoon white wine
  • 140ml vegetable stock
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
  • pinch salt


Instructions for the sauce

  1. Place the saffron in the wine for 10 minutes.
  2. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan. Add the gnocchi and cook for 3-4 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  3. Add olive oil, onion, ginger and salt in a frying pan and cook until the onion is transparent.
  4. Add the saffron and wine, stock, green peas and bring to a boil. Add milk and gnocchi, mix well and serve.

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