Archive for October, 2012

postheadericon Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Hazelnut Cream Sauce

SWEET POTATO GNOCCHI

2 small sweet potatoes

1.5-2 cups Flour

1/2 tsp olive oil

seasonings: salt, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg

 

 

– Peel & cube sweet potatoes and boil in pot until soft

– Mash Sweet potatoes & add oil & seasonings

– Add flour and mix until dough forms

– kneed for 5 minutes

– cut dough into strips and roll into cylinders (use more flour to work with dough)

– Cut off 1-2″ pieces – press with thumb to make gnocchi shape

– lay out on parchment paper until ready to cook

– Bring Pot of water to a boil – add gnocchi & wait until they start to float (about 2 mins)

– Once floating, reduce heat to medium and cook for 4 minutes

– strain and serve

HAZELNUT CREAM SAUCE

1 Cup hazelnuts

2 cups almond or soy milk

3 cloves of garlic, chopped

season to taste- salt, pepper, dash of paprika

 

– lightly toast hazelnuts

– bring milk to a boil

– add nuts & garlic & seasoning

– simmer on medium for about 10-15 minutes

– Blend in food processor

– Return to pot and either continue to cook to thicken or add more milk to thin to the sauce consistency you would like