My husband came home with this the other day.
I found this great tutorial on making ricotta gnocchi on Grow a Good Life.com. It was a super easy recipe and I had all of the ingredients, although I substituted wholemeal flour for white, like a good wartime housewife!
This amount fed four adults for lunch. I made a simple sauce of garlic fried in olive oil,with two mashed in anchovies and a splash of lemon juice. Devine!
Pasta didn’t really make it to Australia until after the war, with the immigration of Italians in the 1950s (the time when my own Dutch grandparents immigrated). The first recipe I have found for gnocchi in a magazine is in 1959 – for potato gnocchi. I have included the whole article because it’s interesting –
With the other half kilo of ricotta I made a cake. I found a recipe on Bon apetite.com which seemed simple enough. I just substituted blueberries for the raspberries The cake was very popular with the kids after school, and I managed to save some for lunches the next day.
Have you made gnocchi? If not, give it a try!