February 8, 2013

Sweet potato gnocchi in sage butter with walnut, date and a touch of freshly grated orange zest

Being on a sugar free month, it took me a while to get back on track. Zizi, a fellow Hungarian blogger invited us to join her challenge, and I felt it would be a great idea, so I started it also. After a few days, surprisingly, I am not so eager to have a bite of chocolate or a piece of cake, however it is indeed tough!  So today's lunch was cooked in order to please my sweet tooth, without any type of sugar, honey or syrup. In order to get most out of the sweet potato I baked it in the oven. Among sugar I also leave white flour aside for a month, so therefore I used chestnut flour. The gnocchi was served with date, walnut and crispy sage leaves. The secret ingredient is the fresh orange zest that gives it a great kick at the end. Don't worry, sweet is not the main flavour of the dish, because some vintage gouda just brings the perfect balance!

250 g sweet potato (weighed baked and peeled)

50 g cream cheese
30 g vintage gouda
100 g chestnut flour
few sage leaves

Preheat the oven to 200°C, wrap sweet potatoes in foil and bake for 50-60 minutes. Peel baked sweet potatoes and once cool puree together with the cream cheese. Stir in grated cheese, chestnut flour and season with sald and pepper. Pour mixture into a plastic bag and over simmering water cut it into the desired size with a help of scissors. Gnocchi are ready when they swim on top. In a saucepan melt butter over low heat and bake sage leaves until crispy. Add sliced date and chopped walnut and fry for a few minutes. During that the butter will turn brown, that is exactly what you want. Now add gnocchi and mix everything together, finally stir in some freshly grated orange zest and serve with vintage gouda.


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Lovely gnocchi and flavors!



Anonymous said...

I can't believe the beauty of your i suspected the mass is not stable enough. Great idea to put it in a bag and cut it with scissors :-) idea is captured. Thanks!

chow and chatter said...

wow this gnocchi looks amazing and what a lovely blog you have

Shabs.. said...

What a beautiful picture....beautiful picture and well great flavours..I need to sit down one day and go through your older posts.Xx

Anonymous said...

Sounds wonderful!
Can you be bothered with a "couple" of questions?
Liebe Grüsse aus Zürich,

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