Wednesday, 20 October 2010


I really must try making this stuff as there’s something so satisfying and tasty about it.  Got a bag on special in Tesco recently.  Other half was working so I was cooking for one.  Made a scrummy cherry tomato and mascarapone sauce which was to die for.  Easy recipe, which i zooped up with some sliced chorizo for round 2 the next night.

Cherry Tomato and Mascarapone Sauce (For one)

Small onion (chopped)
1 garlic clove (chopped)
Handful of cherry tomatoes (most sliced leaving 3 or 4 whole)
½ tsp tomato puree
Glug of white wine
2 heaped tbsp mascarapone cheese
Drizzle Balsamic Vinegar
Pinch sugar and salt to taste
Torn basil leaves to serve

Fry onion till softened, add sliced tomatoes and garlic and fry for another minute or 2, add wine and bring to boil, add mascarapone cheese, tomato puree, sugar and salt to taste and whole cherry tomatoes.  Simmer for  a few minutes adding water if it is reducing too much.  Add Basil and mix with Gnocchi.  Serve with grated parmesan cheese. Yum!

Did anyone happen to see the Nigella Lawson programme very recently where she shallow fried the gnocchi till it was all golden brown and crispy and served it with lamb steaks with port gravy.  She called them Rapid Roastini.  Check them out here.  I will definately be making these soon.


  1. Something spotted from another blog:

    In Nigella Lawson's new book there is a recipe for rostini which is just delicious and I cannot rate it high enough.

    Loving your blogs - keep up the good work...

  2. I saw this nigella recipe and will definately be trying it. Made my own gnocchi tonight - don't think i've perfected it yet, but quite easy to make and so tasty! Thanks intolerant traveller. Liking yours too - you remind me of myself some mornings!