• All Share : 52053.27
    UP 0.54%
    Top40 - (Tradeable) : 46557.26
    UP 0.55%
    Financial 15 : 17042.91
    UP 0.36%
    Industrial 25 : 67690.4
    UP 0.75%
    Resource 10 : 36136.15
    UP 0.08%

  • ZAR/USD : 12.6862
    DOWN -0.13%
    ZAR/GBP : 19.7662
    DOWN -0.07%
    ZAR/EUR : 13.9411
    UP 0.46%
    ZAR/JPY : 0.1017
    DOWN -0.10%
    ZAR/AUD : 9.2678
    UP 0.09%

  • Gold US$/oz : 1094.72
    UP 0.64%
    Platinum US$/oz : 984.55
    DOWN -0.31%
    Silver US$/oz : 14.79
    UP 0.34%
    Palladium US$/oz : 613.7
    DOWN -1.07%
    Brent Crude : 52.65
    DOWN -1.35%

  • All data is delayed by 15 min. Data supplied by Profile Data
    Hover cursor over this ticker to pause.

Fri Jul 31 19:28:59 SAST 2015

Ricotta and Spinach Gnocchi with five-cheese sauce

Food Weekly: Cheese Issue | 30 August, 2012 13:30

Seven of Sue de Groot's favourite food groups

Serves 4


1kg spinach, blanched

350g ricotta

60ml (¼ cup) Parmesan, freshly grated

2 extra-large egg yolks, lightly beaten

Salt and pepper, to taste

Cake flour, for dusting

60ml (¼ cup) butter, melted

Five-cheese sauce:

60ml (¼ cup) butter

30ml (2 tbsp) cake flour

600ml milk

Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

50g each of 4 different cheeses, grated (we used  Dalewood   Huguenot , Klein River gruyère, Goat Peter raclette and Pepe Charlot crotin)

50g Parmesan, freshly grated



Drain the spinach well, squeezing out excess moisture, and chop very finely. Place in a bowl with the ricotta, 30ml (2 tbsp) of the Parmesan and the egg yolks. Season, mix well and shape into gnocchi balls the size of a walnut. Dust lightly with flour.

Bring a large pan of lightly salted water to the boil. Cook the gnocchi a few at a time, removing with a slotted spoon as they rise to the surface. Place on a warm serving dish, pour over the melted butter and sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan.

For the sauce, melt the butter in a pan over low heat and stir in the flour. Add the milk, stirring continuously until smooth and thickened. Season and stir in the 4 cheeses. Add the Parmesan and pour the sauce over the warm gnocchi. Serve immediately


If you have an opinion you would like to share on this article, please send us an e-mail to the Times LIVE iLIVE team. In the mean time, click here to view the Times LIVE iLIVE section.