Jamie Oliver’s Gnocchi with Mothership Squash
I spied this recipe in the new Jamie magazine and how could I resist? First you roast the pumpkin or squash with all the spices and then whiz it up and toss in the flour. It’s easy and most delicious.
You need for 4 fashionista, 10 models and 20 lady Gagagaga
Ingredients for roasting pumpkin:
1 heaped tsp each of fennel seeds and ground coriander
1 tsp dried oregano
A pinch or two of dried chilli
A pinch of ground cinnamon
1 butternut pumpkin or squash, halved, deseeded, cut into 8 lengthways
A few sprigs of fresh rosemary
- Preheat your oven to 200°C.
- Bash all your spices together in a pestle with a good pinch of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, add a few glugs of olive oil and mix well. Rub this all over the squash segments, then place them on a roasting tray.
- Bake in the hot oven for about 25 minutes.
- Just before time is up, pick the rosemary leaves and dress them in your hands with a tiny bit of olive oil. Then sprinkle over the squash — it will give a delicious flavour.
- Put it all back in the oven uncovered and turn the temperature down to 170°C, brushing the pieces with a bit of olive oil if you feel they need it. Cook for another 25 minutes, or until the squash is soft, golden and delicious looking.
- Keep the oil and seeds for making the burnt butter sauce
To make the Gnocchi you need:
the Pumpkin above
50g chilled butter
½ teasp nutmeg
400 to 600g of plain flour
1 level teasp of baking powder
- Pour a wine first. It’s been a big week.
- Change out of your new Chanel tweed jacket.
- Climb into Prada uggs and Hermes pyjamas.
- Now find the whizzer and blitz the pumpkin.
- Scoop it all into a large bowl.
- Now grate in the butter. Yes, grate it in: what a grate idea!
- Now grate in the nutmeg. Of course, you have fresh nutmeg. Note: I think there is a typo in the Jamie magazine because he says you need ½ a nutmeg but I think it means ½ teasp nutmeg. Ooopsies!
- Now sprinkle in about 300g of flour.
- Add the baking powder.
- Now give it a mix with your hands and knead it a bit.
- Remember it should be stiff enough to make George Clooney proud so add more flour if it needs it.
- You should be able to roll it into sausages. Insert your own George Joke here.
- Divide it into 4 and then roll each one into a sausage about 1½cm in diameter.
- Then slice each sausage into 1½cm pieces.
- Time boil the water.
- Time to pour another wine.
- Toss gnocchi into boiling water and when they rise to the top they are cooked after 4 or 5 minutes. Get then out quickly before they fall apart. And before you fall apart too.
- Use a slotted spoon to get them out. Pop them on a warm plate.
- Now make a burnt butter sauce with the leftover oil and seeds and sage.
- Pour over the dumplings.
- Springle with heaps of parmesan.
- Jamie says you can freeze any leftovers…
- Divine !
- P.S the Photo is from this cute site.