I feel very lucky to be sharing this recipe with you all as it comes to us straight from Italy, from a real Italian Nonna (grandma). Marco, one of our engineers here at F&P, kindly sent message back to his home town in the hope that his Nonna would share with us her gnocchi recipe. Luckily for us she did. Over to Marco:
“There is something so satisfying about creating a big heart-warming and nourishing meal from few ingredients. In Italy, we are particularly good at this and my Nonna has mastered this art.
I have many fond memories of watching her enthusiastically push and fold the dough. Then with an easy ‘flick’ of a fork across tiny cut pieces, she had created Gnocchi. A dish I have replicated myself since moving to New Zealand, but the smell of the flour, water and mashed potatoes coming together transports me right back to my Nonna’s kitchen.
During more difficult economic times in history, Italians learned to create meals that would fill the belly but at minimal expense and gnocchi is a perfect example. You could say it’s the perfect dish. Here is the Nonna Rina’s recipe”.