Kelly the Culinarian: Cooking with Kelly: Cinnamon roll gnocchi

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Cooking with Kelly: Cinnamon roll gnocchi

I'm trying to branch out in terms of cooking, so I decided to participate in this round of Hay Hay It's Donna Day by cooking an original gnocchi recipe. Instead of going with typical potato dumpling with a sauce, I made a gnocchi that was a cross between potato gnocchi and cinnamon rolls. This is a dessert gnocchi and it smells amazing!

So for the actual gnocchi, use:
3 large potatoes, about a pound each
2 eggs yolks, room temperature
1 and 1/2 to 2 cups flour
Pinch of salt

The fillings is everything you'd find inside your cinnamon roll and you mix it into the gnocchi dough. For that, you need:
1/2 cup melted butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

And then there's the glaze. Instead of sauce for this gnocchi, you use the same glaze you'd get for a cinnamon roll.
4 tablespoons butter
2 cups powdered sugar
3 to 6 tablespoons hot water (enough to achieve the right consistency)

Making this dish takes a little practice and it's not a process that is conducive to writing out instructions. Instead, I took pictures along the way and I made this gallery with instructions in the caption. I think it's easier to understand the process with photos. Please feel free to contact me with any questions about this recipe, I love to talk!

14 comments:

valentinA said...

Wow, I've read about gnocchi but savoury ones only. Your dessert looks uber delicious Kelly! Could I have some pleasE?:P

Retno Prihadana said...

I´ll get to try them someday.

Asha said...

Happy Monday Kelly!:)
What a start for me,Cinnamon Gnocchi!YUM!

East Meets West Kitchen said...

That looks and sounds yummy!

People St.Clair said...

Great Post--You do what I love to do in the kitchen--experiment. I just wish I had more time. The Cinnamon Gnocchi, looks and sounds delicious, I may have to test this one out. Keep these cooking with kelly post coming.

Lynne said...

Thanks, Kelly foryour entry for HHDD#14. Looks wonderful.

Cynthia said...

I like the idea of a dessert gnocchi :)

tigerfish said...

Sounds like dessert :)

Jackson said...

wow.. thx for reviewing this.. initially i have no idea about gnocchi, but after i read through it n go for a search at this food, i realised that its a little bit similar to a simple chinese food but the only difference is it hv cheese in it..

Cate said...

Dessert gnocchi definitely sounds unique.

Nora B. said...

Wow, Kelly, I've missed out on so many of your posts. I didn't realise how regular you write, I'll have to put you on my daily read list so that I don't miss out again. I've never heard of dessrt gnocchi, only dessert ravioli. Yours look delicious, such a terrific idea!

Barbara said...

It sounds amazing Kelly. I know I'd love it. Thanks for joining HHDD.

Andy said...

What a great idea! This looks like it would be REALLY good.

Saju said...

that looks so yummy kelly! I am going to try it asap.