Spelt gnocchi

Simple yet deliciously more-ish spelt gnocchi.  My children love to cut up the gnocci, which is great for them and saves me a job!  Serve with home-made pesto for a lovely, nutritious meal.

Spelt gnocchi
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 4 servings
 
Simple yet deliciously more-ish spelt gnocci. My children love to cut up the gnocci, which is great for them and saves me a job! Serve with home-made pesto for a lovely, nutritious meal.
Ingredients
  • 500g potatoes
  • 15g fresh basil leaves, finely chopped (optional)
  • 200g white spelt flour
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Boil the potatoes for 10-15 minutes until tender then drain.
  2. Mash the potatoes well (important because lumps will be noticeable in the gnocchi, so use a potato ricer if you have one, or mash the potatoes thoroughly to as smooth a texture as possible).
  3. Sprinkle over the basil, plenty of salt and black pepper and the spelt flour. Using a wooden spoon or your hands, bring together to make a firm dough. Knead the dough gently for a couple of minutes.
  4. I use a breadmaker which makes this bit incredibly easy - just throw all the ingredients in and use the dough function.
  5. Roll out into sausages about 1cm thick. Cut the sausages into pieces 2.5cm long.
  6. Gently cook the gnocchi in a pan of simmering water for a minute or two until they rise to the surface. Scoop them out as they rise.
  7. This goes really well with homemade spinach or kale pesto.

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