My grandmother and her sister came to the United States from Italy when they were children. Not surprisingly, Italian meals with homemade pasta and tomato sauce made from ingredients from our gardens were often served at our large Sunday dinners. Gnocchi was among my favorites. Although there was no official recipe, Auntie showed me how she made Ricotta Gnocchi. After careful observation and practice, I was able to nail down a basic recipe for a comfort food that brings me warm memories.
This homemade ricotta gnocchi recipe is based the way my Italian Great Aunt Mary made it. Auntie didn't have a recipe, she expertly blended the ingredients until the dough "felt" right. Over time with lots of practice and careful observation, I was able to nail down a basic recipe for ricotta gnocchi that brings back warm memories of Sunday dinners with my family.