This month’s recipe will leave you feeling warm and comforted. Pillow soft, delicious gnocchi are much easier to make than you think, served with rich and aromatic truffle oil and a decadent topping, if you’re looking for the perfect Valentines recipe, this is it. Enjoy!
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‘Gnocco al Tartufo Croccante’
Serves 8 people
For the Gnocchi:
- 2 kg potatoes
- 350g polenta flour
- 2 eggs
- 10g salt
- 90g grated parmesan cheese
- 5g nutmeg
- 150g flour
- 60ml truffle oil
For the Fondue:
- 1l Double Cream
- 600g Grated Parmesan
- 2 eggs yolks
- 25ml Worcester sauce
- 8g salt
- 5g nutmeg
- 5g white pepper
- 20 g fresh truffle on top (optional)
Wash potatoes and add to a pan of cold water, add 2 dessert spoons of rock salt, add to the heat and bring to the boil. Boil the potatoes until they’re cooked through and soft. Drain and remove from the pan while the potatoes are still warm, peel and mash until smooth.
Prepare a mixture of truffle oil, nutmeg, parmesan, salt and black pepper, eggs and polenta flour and add the mixture to the mashed potato, mix together well. Lastly, add the flour gradually in small quantities and mix together, creating a dough.
While the dough is still warm use a cold spoon and form each gnocchi, toss in polenta flour so the flour covers fully.
To make the fondue, pour the double cream in to a pan and add to the heat, as the cream heats through and comes to the boil add the parmesan, salt, black pepper, Worscester sauce and egg yolks, whisk all the ingredients together and leave to cool slightly. To finish, add the mixture to a blender, blend until smooth and transfer back into a pan to heat through before serving.
Finally, to cook the gnocchi, add vegetable oil to a pan and heat through, take each gnocchi and add to a hot pan, cook through turning frequency until they form a light brown colour
Serve the fondue warm with the gnocchi and finish with a drizzle of truffle oil
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