Gnocchi Fail

So remember my last post, how I was so excited to make Gnocchi?

Well I tried, and sadly failed. The recipe I found sounded incredibly easy. But of course, I managed to jack it up.

The recipe is truly an easy one. And I particularly loved needing to buy only one ingredient in order to make it.

What you need;

1 (15oz.) container Ricotta Cheese
1 large Egg
1 tsp olive oil
2 flour
10 cranks pepper

First, whisk together ricotta cheese, olive oil, egg, salt and pepper.

Add the flour 1/2 cup at a time, until the dough is soft and sticky.

Begin boiling a large pot of water.

Turn the dough onto floured surface and knead, adding a final 1/2 cup of flour until the dough no longer sticks to your hands. 

Divide the dough into six pieces. Roll each piece out into a rope about 1 inch thick. Cut the rop into 1 inch sections. (And this is where I started having issues. I felt they were too big and they were still quite sticky...) If desired, roll each piece of dough on the back of a fork to give it a ridged texture.

Once the water is boiling vigorously, drop the dough pieces into the water. As the gnocchi boil they will begin to rise to the surface. Once all of them are floating on top, let them boil for about 30-60 seconds. Drain. 

You can also fry them to get the common crispy edge. They stuck to the pan pretty bad, which the recipe said would likely happen. I may try baking or broiling them next time, after brushing them with oil or butter...

From their appearance they really don't look too bad, but while eating them they were very doughy, and a little on the tough side, unlike the pillowy goodness they should be. But I will try again... Wish me luck!

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