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!


Stella 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.

FH 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.

Unknown 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 :)

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.