|Hard at work making the gnocchi|
|Gnocchi al pomodoro|
Nonna B's gnocchi recipe
flour - quanto basta
secret ingredient - quanto basta
I didn't actually make these with her secret ingredient. I used about 1.5kg of potatoes and 500g of flour in total, including that for sprinkling. Since quanto basta (enough) was not a totally foolproof quantity, I may try putting in less flour next time. Nonna B's are a slightly fluffier and lighter.
My friends came over (two of us could never have eaten all that gnocchi) and we feasted. My friend ate one raw (no thanks!) and said it tasted about right, so a success for a first attempt I think. He too wanted to learn how to make gnocchi as a boy, but his grandma would never teach him. Even his aunt who made gnocchi with his gran for over 20 years can't get them quite right without her. Grandmothers and their mysteious ways!
Oh no, you didn't really think I'd be divulging secrets, did you? It took me three years to get the pickled zucchini recipe, I'm not about to go spilling the beans online. In another two years she might give me her seafood pasta sauce reicpe. ;)