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The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest ~ Sir Thomas Moore ~

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

today ...

a few have asked if I would share my recipe for gnudi when I posted it the other day.
they are a family favourite here in our home
and so easy to prepare
the key is to make the dumplings tiny as they will swell almost double in size as they cook
here's the recipe:
Spinach Gnudi
makes approx. 25-30 dumplings
1 1/2 cups fresh spinach
1 cup whole milk ricotta
1 egg yolk
1/2 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup all purpose flour
fresh bread crumbs ( a slice of bread in the food processor is perfect)
sprinkling of salt & pepper
~steam fresh spinach until just wilted
drain well and allow to cool then chop finely in food processor
~mix the ricotta, egg yolk, parmesan cheese, flour and spices
~add cooled spinach and blend well
~ form tiny dumplings with your hands using about 2 tsp of mixture
~tightly pack the mixture so it holds together
~roll in bread crumbs and place on a cookie sheet that you have dusted with flour to prevent the gnudi from sticking
~bring a large pot of water to the boil
~add gnudi (about 10 -12 at a time)
~when they begin to float to the surface of the water, set timer for 4 minutes
~remove from water with a slotted spoon to a warming plate
serve with a little (or a lot) of your choice tomato sauce
while covering my paint palette today,
I looked down and noticed that the paint had created the perfect little
green pansy ♥
You have to take risks.
We will only understand the miracle of life fully
when we allow the unexpected
to happen.
~Paulo Coelho~


Country Gal said...

Looks and sounds YUMMY ! Thanks for sharing ! Have a good week 1

Blondie's Journal said...

Thank you so much much for the gnudi recipe, Deb! I will be getting the ingredients as soon as I can. I can't wait to make them! :)

Love the little pansy...that's the thrill of watercolor painting, the way it flows almost of it's own mind!


Mereknits said...

I love your last post Deb, so wonderful and inspiring, you have such a gift. Hugs to you and Archer.

Poppy said...

Hi Deb,

So nice to meet you!

I couldn't help but notice that the colours in your delicious spinach gnudi with tomato sauce are almost identical to your palette of water colours! Do you see it, the green and red? The pansy, of course is a beautiful bonus!

Thanks for sharing!


Andrea Ostapovitch said...

This looks delicious. Have to try it very soon. Thanks for the recipe!

Deb said...

hi Elaine ~ hope you are having a wonderful week too & staying warm ~it's been especially cold ♥

Deb said...

hi jane ~ hope you try the gnudi and love it as much as we do!
so true about watercolours ...even when I look at my art apron I see patterns it has made :-D

Deb said...

thank you for your kind words Meredith ♥ they are so appreciated! hugs to you & max xo

Deb said...

hi poppy ~ I like the way you think :-) ... I did notice that ♥

Deb said...

hi andrea ~ hope you try the recipe ... it is really yummy especially on these cold windy days ... comfort food ♥

Melody said...

Thanks for your visit to my space in Blogland! I'm happy to make your acquaintance!
I see not a pansy in your green paint well, but a little round faced person with two little eyes and a nose peeping up at me! :)))

Deb said...

hi melody ~ must look again to see if I can spot the little person in the paint :-D