Today, we announced that preordering is open for Beyond Flour 2, so what better way to mark the occasion, than to share a great gluten-free recipe - Gluten-Free Roasted Beet Gnocchi!
This recipe almost made it into the book. We had this one and an amazing sweet potato gnocchi. Loved them both, but the photos for the sweet potato ones looked more book-worthy!
While potatoes are obviously traditional for gnocchi, don't overlook using other root veggies - they pack a ton of great flavour. Also, by roasting these beets, we avoid one of the big problem areas of making traditional gnocchi - boiling potatoes. Being roasted, rather than boiled prevents the beets from being waterlogged - so heavy, doughy, waterlogged dumplings aren't likely to happen!
As with traditional gnocchi though, you'll want to handle every stage of mixing with a light hand - keep it as fluffy and loose as possible up to the point of rolling. Handling everything gently will ensure that you'll end up with soft, pillowy gnocchi.The texture on these is great - actual gnocchi. No gumminess or sandyness, they were easy to work with and held together well.
We love the rich, earthy flavour of the beets... and that is complimented perfectly by the tartness of the goat cheese, and bright flavour of the basil and a little lemon juice.
As pictured, we doubled the recipe, making one batch out of red beets, and another batch out of golden beets. Fussy, yes - but pretty!
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