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Pumpkin Spice Latte Gnocchi

Does it ever happen to you to taste something and guess how it would be in a different form?
I suppose most of you have had at least once the famous watch pumpkin spice latte. I tasted it just two weeks ago, and the result of that experience is this recipe that to be honest has been kind of a surprise.

Let’s go straight to the point and make some here oven-baked coffee flavoured gnocchi  with a spiced pumpkin cream and  stringy can you buy diflucan over the counter in the uk mozzarella cheese crust.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Gnocchi
Pumpkin Spice Latte Gnocchi

The idea in my opinion is very simple; I tried to keep the flavour as close as possible to the original. The recipe could still be improved, but I must admit that as a starting point it was pretty remarkable; I suppose it could be great with some more “spiciness” like some hot chilli.

Ingredients

  • 800g potatoes
  • 400g squash (butternut or pumplkin)
  • 300g dried mozzarella
  • 2 shots of espresso coffee
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • Grated hard cheese (preferably parmesan cheese)
  • ½ cup milk
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Plain flour

Method

Gnocchi

  • Steam the potatoes for 45 minutes, until they are completely cooked and soft.
  • Smash them in a large bowl, pour the coffee, and mix them until they have a uniform colour.
  • Add the flour. Keep mixing and adding flour as long as the potatoes absorb it; stop when the mixture is compact and smooth. If it starts crumbling, add just a bit of water to fix it. There is no fixed proportion; for example I used about 200g of flour.
  • On a floured surface, roll the dough with your hands and make a ½ inch wide tube. Cut the tube into pieces 1 inch long.
  • Roll each piece on the tines of a fork by pressing it softly with your thumb.
  • Make them rest on a floured canvas for about an hour.

Sauce

  • Cook the squash in a pan with the milk and the cinnamon for about half an hour, adding some water when it gets dry.
  • Once the squash is soft, blend it and adjust with salt and pepper according to your taste.

Composition

  • Boil in hot water the gnocchi until they float, drain them and place them in a casserole.
  • Mix the gnocchi with the pumpkin sauce and cover them with some diced mozzarella and the grated cheese.
  • Put the casserole in preheated oven at 200°C/390°F grill option for about 5 minutes, until the top is golden.

 

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