My aim was a bit high today.
I wanted to make gnocchi pillows with ricotta filling.
Everything went so smoothly at first from steaming the potatoes to make the gnocchi, mashing it in a ricer to kneading it into a dough and running it through the pasta machine until it’s quite thin to make the gnocchi skins.
And making the filling was no big deal either.
I just sauteed diced onion, diced garlic, minced chicken and chopped up Asian greens in a bit of olive oil (I didn’t have spinach so I guna apa yg ada kat kebun tu aje ). Then I added some chicken stock powder and ground pepper to taste. Let it cool. Then add some ricotta cheese, grated parmesan cheese and grated mozzarella cheese.
Making the pillows wasn’t that difficult either.
Cuma my pillows ada macam2 bentuk, from a small cushion to a normal pillow to the European size pillow to a bolster size pillow, hahahahaha…..
I did it mid morning and all the pillows were all done by 1.30. So I put them in a plastic container becaue I didn’t want them to dry out.
And then, disaster struck when I wanted to boil them for dinner petang tadi….
All the gnocchi pillows were stuck to the paper that I put to line the plastic container.
Bayangkan lah, kalau the skins sticking to the paper so strongly, obviously bila I cuba separate the paper and the skins, the filling akan terburai keluar lah kan and macam mana I nak boil them!
I managed to salvage some of the pillows and boil them but not in the same shapes that I made them, hahaha.
Some yang memang hancus terburai habis, I scrunched them up and steam them in the bamboo steamer macam wonton, heeeeee…..
Ada a few yang memang tak boleh diselamatkan langsung, terpaksa lah dicampak ke dalam perut Cik Tong.
And this was the end product.
yang dah takde rupa pillows with ricotta, asian greens and chicken filling.
I made basil and nuts burnt butter to drizzle over the cooked gnocchi. Sepatutnya guna sage leaves, lagi sedap but we’ve pulled out all our sage plants so terpaksalah I guna basil.
I told you dah takde rupa pillow langsung. Tak tau lah dah jadi rupa apa after that mishap, heheheh.
We had it with beef schnitzel sebab nampak macam tak cukup protein pulak kalau takde meat on the side, hehehe. But it was fine without that extra meat actually.
But not everything that I made today is lost.
I also made some brownies.
Nasib baik it turned out good or else Cik Tong jugak lah yang dapat merasa, hehehehe….
Next time I have to remember to sprinkle some flour on the paper first before putting the gnocchi on it so the y wont stick like glue!