First we harvested the squash from our garden. Then we looked up for a recipe in the Internet and when we found one we thought was easy for us, we decided to prepare them.
Miss Mora bought all the ingredients we have read we needed and we started by cooking the squash in the microwave oven.
Once the squash was ready, we continued with the rest of the procedure...
We had great fun preparing our own lunch for that day, and we felt very proud of using our own garden´s squashes!
You can try to prepare them at home! You just have to follow our recipe...
· 1 squash
· 1 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
· 1 cup of flour, more as needed
· 1 egg
· 1 teaspoon of nutmeg
· 1/2 teaspoon of salt
1. Scoop out the seeds from the base of the squash and cut it into equal parts.
2. Place the pieces in the microwave oven and roast at 425 degrees for about an hour, or until the flesh is tender.
3. Take the squash out from the microwave oven and let it cool. Once cooled, scoop out the flesh into a large mixing bowl and mash well. You can use the Mixer.
4. Add 1/2 cup of the flour, nutmeg, cheese, salt and the egg. If your squash has not cooled properly, the egg will begin to cook. You don't want that to happen.
5. Work the mixture with your hands, adding a bit more flour if needed
6. To test the mixture bring a small pot of water to a boil and drop in a bite-sized piece of the dough. The idea here is to proof your gnocchi, to make sure it holds instead of dissolving in the water. If it dissolves, work more flour into the mixture until that balance is achieved.
7. Lightly coat your work surface with flour and roll out a tube of the mixture.
8. Using a knife, cut the tubes of dough into bite-sized pieces.
9. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, reduce it to a low simmer and carefully add the gnocchi.
10. When they are completely cooked, the gnocchi will begin to float to the top of the water. Carefully transfer them to a colander using a slotted spoon. Lightly rinse them with warm water.
Gnocchi is best served with a lightweight sauce. Simply warm a stick of butter with some parmesan cheese.
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