In June, I attended another cooking class with my friend, this time making gnocchi! Gnocchi is a type of Italian dumpling and they are super delicious!
We took the class at Kitchen Conservatory, which is the place to go if you are looking for a fun thing to do and you love to cook. They offer an amazing variety of classes, from a cooking basics course to making your own sushi. Some are hands-on classes, meaning you actually make the dishes and some are simply demonstrations, where you watch the cooking and eat the food!
Anyway, back to the gnocchi class.
We made two different types of gnocchi, potato and a puff pastry type. The chef also showed us how to make green gnocchi with kale in the blender. We made the puff pastry type of gnocchi first, since that “dough” has to sit a for a little while before cooking, and then we watched him work a few sauces up using roasted cherry tomatoes and pesto. Once the potatoes were baked enough, we were able to start making the potato gnocchi. Which is really just a mix of mashed potato and flour with a little salt in there for flavor. I suppose you could add other things in or make them with sweet potatoes, but the class kept it pretty basic. Then it was time to cook them!
We started with the pastry puff gnocchi and actually boiled them for a bit first, then crisped them up in a skillet with some oil. We had those with the basil pesto sauce, which was my favorite because it had tons of garlic in it and I LOVE me some garlic! We had the potato gnocchi with the roasted tomato cream sauce and then also in a browned butter sauce that basically looked like a cream or cheese sauce, but wasn’t. It was all so good!
I bought a little gnocchi board so I can make the potato ones at home, since we do eat a soup that has those little buggers in it, so I’m excited to make them at home!
If you want to take this particular class, they are offering it again on August 17th, I believe, so use the link above to access the class list and sign up!
Kitchen Conservatory does not know me, nor did they compensate me in any way for this post. I simply took the class and loved it and wanted to share it with you guys! All opinions are my own.