I was in the rush so I have no time really slow bake the pumpkin till dry, so I have to add more flour resulted not light gnocchi but slightly chewy gnocchi. If you want to try out this recipe, try to bake the pumpkin in low temperate till dry, then add less flour and only use egg yolk for better result.
I know my kids will not just to enjoy this plain gnocchi, so I bake some beef balls to go with it..
Pumpkin Gnocchi with Sage and browned butter sauce and baked beef balls 南瓜義式麵疙瘩
*serves for 3 pax
To make pumpkin gnocchi180g mashed pumpkin (roasted)150g plain flour or cake flour1 small egg (~50g)a pinch of salt
1.Pre-heat oven to 180C.2.Bake pumpkin (cut into thin slices) for about 5mins or till tender.3.Mash the pumpkin, add cake flour, egg and salt. Mix until all well combined (the dough is sticky).4. Lightly dust the dough with flour and dust worktop with more flour, pinch a small dough and roll them into classic gnocchi shape with the special board otherwise you can use fork to roll them. Place them on a large sheet which dust with flour.
To cook crisped sage and brown butter sauce
A small bunch of fresh sage leaves2tbsp unsalted butter
- Bring a large pot water to a boil; add 1tsp salt. Add in the gnocchi; when they rise to the top (about 1min), continue to cook until tender for few more seconds. Drain the gnocchi and set aside.
- Heat up a frying pan, add the butter when pan is hot. Let butter sit undisturbed until almost all melted and outside edges have begun to caramelize. Quickly swirl the skillet and add minced sage. Let cook for 30 seconds longer, season with salt and pepper to taste and add gnocchi to skillet to toss with sauce and rewarm if necessary. Serve immediately.
Baked Beef balls200g minced beef2tbsp chopped yellow onion1/2tsp saltFreshly ground black pepper1/2tsp parmesan cheese powderA pinch of dried oregano and parsley3tbsp fresh milk2tbsp bread crumbs1/2tbsp natural yogurt
- Add all ingredients in a mixing bowl, mix well. Divide the mixture into 15 portions and shape into round balls. Place them on a baking sheet.
- Bake at 180C for 15mins (no fan), then increase to 210C (fan forced) to further brown the beef balls for 5mins.
Recipe by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover
This post is linked to the event Little Thumbs Up (Oct 2014 Event: PUMPKIN) organised by Zoe (Bake for Happy Kids) and Mui Mui (My Little Favourite DIY) and hosted by Eileen (Eileen's Diary)