Thursday, June 3, 2010
At My House: Heirloom Pumpkin Gnocchi with Tomato & Olive Sauce
This is my first attempt at pumpkin gnocchi, any gnocchi actually. It tasted good, but I did run into some trouble getting to the end result. Preparing the dough was fine, but making the little shapes requires a fork and a flick of the wrist that I haven't quite mastered. We'll definitely be having this again, so time to practice next time.
I used this recipe, cooking my pumpkin by baking it in the oven for half an hour or so. We were given an heirloom pumpkin from our interstate visitors recently, they bought it from a farmer in Kyogle. Apparently he sets up his truck outside a servo there if you know the area. It was beautiful, the flavour was so distinctive and reminded me of the roast pumpkin Nan used to include with our Sunday Roasts.
There are other things happening at our house this week, however I'm doing that stupid, unproductive thing where you have a toddler on your lap thinking you can type a quick post and keep them happy at the same time. I've pulled her fat little hands off the keyboard and mouse a few times now. I think it time for a cuppa tea and a nice story with her cuddling in next to me.