Gnocchi are Italian potato dumplings that are cooked in boiling water just like pasta. If gnocchi are not available pasta can be used instead.
Step 1: Ingredients
*200g / 6oz Gorgonzola Cheese (Roquefort also works well)
*3 x 500g of gnocchi di Patate (we find 2 packs are not enough for 4 people) [500g /1 lb of pasta if preferred]
*250ml /half a pint of single cream (US Table cream or Half-and-Half)
If you have a choice of gorgonzola buy "piccante" for a full flavoured sauce, "dolce" gives a much milder sauce.
For this recipe I am using fresh gnocchi that have been frozen after purchase. There is no difference to the finished dish, they just take a few more minutes to cook.
Step 2: Method Part 1: Make the Sauce
Meanwhile cut the cheese into chunks and melt over a low heat. Once the cheese had melted pour in the cream and mix well. Continue to heat gently until almost boiling and then remove from the heat.
Step 3: Method Part 2: Cook the Gnocchi
Step 4: Method Part 3: Assemble the Dish
While draining the gnocchi, reheat the sauce and then combine drained gnocchi and the sauce in the large pan. Mix together, serve into warmed bowls and enjoy.