Saturday, March 1, 2014

Homemade Gnocchi

I have been wanting to try to make homemade gnocchi for quite a while, and finally got around to doing so. Instead of your typical potato gnocchi, I made a sweet potato version that made just enough of the pasta for a small, single serving lunch. I love the orange hue the sweet potato gives the pasta. You can top it with a buttery sage or cream sauce, or sweeten it up with a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar.

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi
serves 1
1 super small baked sweet potato (about 1/3 cup mashed)
¼ cup flour
1 egg yolk
pinch of salt
 
Bring a small pot of water to a rolling boil. Throw everything together in a food processor and process until everything comes together into a dough. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured cutting board into a long snake about the width of your thumb. Cut the snake into small segments, and press the back of your fork into each one to make an indentation. Drop one or two of the pastas into the boiling water at a time to make sure they do not stick. Cook until they rise to the surface and then remove with a slotted spoon. Serve immediately.
 
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I help out with the second grade Sunday school class at my church. The leader asked me to make a chart to check off when the kids said their Bible verse. I made the chart in Word, and colored a bunch of Bible themed pictures to go around it.

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