I had received for Christmas some black board wallpaper. Naturally I thought it would be great to use it to communicate what we’d be eating for dinner each night!
Herbs are really hard to keep alive in this house due to lack of gardening skills. So when the sage started to look dreary I thought this would be a great chance to make one of my favourite, unhealthy but delicious sauces.
- 1 cup pumpkin purée
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 1/2 cup plain flour
- ground nutmeg
- 1/2 cup green peas
- sage leaves
- 150g butter
- In a bowl mix the flour, nutmeg, egg yolk and pumpkin until the dough is formed. Add more flour if the dough feels too sticky.
- Add 1 cup of the flour and work with a spatula until a ball of dough is formed. Divide the dough into two and roll into a long sausage shape before cutting into even pieces.
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add salt. Add the gnocchi and cook until they all float.
- Drain and then heat a pan on high. Add a knob of butter and fry the gnocchi until crispy. Remove from pan and set aside.
- In the same pan add the rest of the butter and the sage leaves. Add peas if desired.
- Turn off the heat when the butter is nicely browned and sage crispy.
- Dish out the gnocchi servings and spoon the butter sauce.
Enjoy on its own with a bit of parmesan … or with some meat of your choice – we chose lamb, yum!