Daily Archives: 13th June 2009

June 13th, 2009

15 min-Ricotta-Gnocchi

After I had my homemade Ricotta, I did directly the next thing on my toDo list:  Ricotta-Gnocchi.

Since Nicky of  DelciousDays posted them in her Blog I could admire them allready at the blogs of Petra (Chili und Ciabatta) and Claudia (Fool for Food). The gnocchi looked so delicious, that I had to try them. Because in both post they tell that the dough is very sticky I was not afraid and resist the whish to add more flour. To form gnocchi with this sticky dough is easy, when you follow the recipe: “Generously flour a board, take a big tablespoon of the dough and scoop it onto the board. It gets dusted with flour (dust your hands generously, too!), before rolling it into a finger-thick roll”

The gnocchi bear their name rightfully: I decided around 1 p.m. that I want to make them for lunch and we had them on our plates at 1.15 p.m.  A very delicious meal!

The recipe is enough for to with not to much hunger, if served with a great portion salad. Continue reading

June 13th, 2009


To make my own Ricotta is one of the things I have for a long time on my toDo list. I read a lot about it in diffrent blogs and it sounds not to complicated. The only complicated thing was to choose a recipe, because there are so many diffrent varients:  Claudia of Fool for Food used buttermilk, like Lauren of I’ll eat You,  Nick & Sara of IMAfoodblog used whey from their mozzarella production and the Hedonistin (Low Budget Cooking) grapefruit juice.

I also found variants using vinegar, citron juice or magnesium sulfate. For my first trial I choosed citron juice, but the Ricotta this recipe yielded hat a sour taste and it structure was similar to cottage cheese.

So I resarched a little bit more and found the comment von Ostwestwind (Küchenlatein) on Low Budget Cooking, that when using an acid like citron juice or vinegar you precipitate casein instead of globuline and albumine of the whey like in real ricotta. Continue reading