Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Yay... I Made My Own Gnocchi

This week, I spent so much time on my desk rather than kitchen.. I can't even move my bum away from my desk. It's almost the end of MFM#5 season, Monthly Foodie Multipliers #5 hosted by Stella. It's hard to motivate my self to have a trip to kitchen. Got to do this !!! errrrggg...

... Didn't take long to prepare. I steamed potatoes and I checked email... When potatoes done, put salt and the flour and viola...dumplings were ready to cook. This MFM is about dumpling, I've planned to make gnocchi for long time, too lazy to make the dumplings. But I didn't wanna have store bought either.

There were trips between my desk and kitchen quite alot (^_^), finally it's ready in time for lunch. Yay....

Gnocchi dumplings recipe taken from here

in the making of dumpling


Basic Potato Gnocchi
  • 2 1/4 pounds, mealy potatoes, peeled
  • About 1 3/4 cups flour
  • A pinch of salt
In making gnocchi you should steam the potatoes rather than boil them. If you do not have a steamer, put the potatoes in a metal colander, set the colander in a spaghetti pot, fill the pot with water to just below the colander, and set the pot, covered, to boil. The potatoes will be done in 30-45 minutes, when a skewer penetrates but they are still firm. Peel them and mash them while they’re still hot (a potato ricer works very well here). Season the potatoes with a pinch of salt and slowly knead in enough flour to obtain a fairly firm, smooth, non-sticky dough -- exactly how much flour will depend upon how moist the potatoes are.

Roll the dough out into snakes about as thick as your finger, cut the snakes into one-inch pieces, and gently score the pieces crosswise with a fork. As an alternative to scoring with a fork. Cook the gnocchi in abundant salted boiling water, removing them with a slotted spoon a minute or two after they rise to the surface

Here is recipe for Creamy Gnocchi

creamy potato gnocchi

Creamy Gnocchi

1 recipe potato gnocchi ( atau 1 kg self life potato gnocchi)
1 tbs olive oil/ canola oil
1 leek, endeds trimmed, halved lengthways, thinly sliced
1/2 roast chicken, skin and bones removed, meat shredded

60 g butter
50 g (1/3 cup) plain flour
750 ml (3 cup) milk
Salt, sugar, pepper to taste
100 gr cheddar cheese (50 gr for sauce , 50 gr for sprinkle)
Chopped fresh continental parsley, to serve

1. Preheat oven 180 degrees celsius. Cook the gnocchi following packet direction, drain.
2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat, add leek and cook, stirring for 2 minutes, add shredded chicken, stirring for 2 minutes . Put aside.
3. Melt the butter in saucepan over medium heat until foaming. Add flour and cook, stirring for 30 seconds or until the mixture bubbles. Remove from heat and gradually stir in milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring for 5 minutes or until the mixture boils and thickens. Stir in 50 gr grated cheddar cheese.
4. Spoon the gnocchi mixture into a shallow 3 l (12 cup) capacity ovenproof dish. Sprinkle over the cheddar cheese. Bake for 40-45 minute or until cheddar melt and golden. Sprinkle with parsley to serve.

Original recipe taken from Australian Good Taste Magazine July 2007, modified by me (^_^)

Bahasa version is in here


  1. Mba, aku add linknya ya?,fotonya bagus2 bgt! btw melbournenya mana? wah asyik nih nambah teman disini.. :)

  2. gw liat fotonya aja dah kenyang deh hehehe. Good capture say! iya gw lagi males masak nih dapur panas and ketambahan camera gw lagi gk ada:(

  3. huhuhuhu kenapa sih aku selalu ga bisa liat photonya? pdhal udah siap siap ngences hehehehhe. gpp deh minta satu aja ini makanan kesukaanku :)

    kalo pake flickr disini memang ga bisa diliat photonya soale diban hiks

  4. gnocchi is delicious! great job on making your own from scratch!

    Welcome to The Foodie Blogroll!

  5. Rit, wah siiip bikin gnocchi sendiri. Jadi pengennn ngicipin. Aku suka liat foto-fotomu Rit, selalu kereeenn!

  6. Bagi dong Mba:-) Iya, photo2 Mba Rita keren2 euy..kl pulang, kopdar dong belajar motret ah ama Mba Rita hehehe ngarep:-)

  7. wow... blognya bagus bangett, fotonya keren2 & really tempting... nyamnyam...
    salam kenal ya mbak, jadi tahu nih yang namanya Gnocchi :)

    (thanks udah mampir & ninggal jejak ya mbak, seneng deh)


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