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So, I made gnocchi tonight. I've never actually had gnocchi, let… 
9th-Jun-2005 09:36 pm
So, I made gnocchi tonight. I've never actually had gnocchi, let alone made them, but I'm all, oh, they're potato dumplings, how hard can they be. And they weren't that hard, but they were a lot more work than I was expecting. They turned out all right - Jeff said they were good, I thought they were a little heavy. The recipe said to start with one cup of flour and add more until you had a smooth, non-sticky dough. Well, I think I had more potato than I was supposed to, but I also think I had more flour than I was supposed to, because they were heavy, but I never got a smooth dough out of it. I'll be trying this again, after ordering them out somewhere so I have a better idea of what I'm aiming for. It was definitely a worthy experiment, though.

We went swimming this afternoon, which was nice. (Our apartment complex. as one of its only featured amenities, other than cheap rent, has a pool.) Usually it's stuffed full of kids, but this afternoon it wasn't. It was nice to get in the water for a bit and get some sun. Jeff beat me at Scrabble, which we've been playing semi-obsessively lately. It's been a nice day. :)

I don't have to be at work until 6pm tomorrow. This rocks.
Comments 
10th-Jun-2005 01:59 am (UTC)
Wow! Gnocchi is a feat! I love it, but it really is a lot of work.
10th-Jun-2005 02:06 am (UTC)
Any tips?
10th-Jun-2005 02:04 am (UTC)
I think making gnocchi would be very much like making the butternut squash (and potato) dumplings I've made a couple times. I never feel like I've added enough flour to those, and it IS a long, messy process. The results are good, though. I make a huge batch and freeze them in the dough stage; I'm not sure how that would work for gnocchi, but it could be worth a try.
10th-Jun-2005 02:07 am (UTC)
Hrms. It seems like it should work.

Any tips for getting them ligher? These were tasty, but really heavy. Of course, I think they were too big, too.
10th-Jun-2005 04:19 am (UTC)
I'm willing to make the effort for the aforementioned butternut dumplings, but when it comes to gnocchi, I just buy it from the store. :) I've found the kind you buy off the shelf is much better than the frozen kind.
10th-Jun-2005 02:37 pm (UTC)
There are also recipes that use potato flakes instead of going through the potato process, which is a little easier and doesn't have bad results.
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