Thursday, July 9, 2009

Daring Cooks *Rewind* -- Ricotta Gnocchi

I somehow missed the very first Daring Cooks challenge back in May. The challenge was ricotta gnocchi using the recipe from Zuni Cafe--the San Francisco culinary landmark. I've made potato gnocchi before, but never ricotta.

The recipe for these gnocchi is pretty straightforward, with few ingredients. I didn't anticipate that I would have problems, but I was wrong! The dough comes together easily, and the shaping isn't too difficult. But, my gnocchi kept falling apart when I cooked them. They would turn into big mushy blobs. Only a small percentage of the gnocchi turned out well. This is a recipe I will definitely have to tackle again! Does anyone have any suggestions?

Here is the recipe for the gnocchi:

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  1. Your gnocchi look wonderful. Did you refrigerate before boiling? That helps.

  2. I think I forgot to refrigerate. Thanks Wendy!!