Gnocchi Recipes

Milk and Vanilla Gnocchi recipe

Gnocchi isn't just a savoury dish - it can be sweet, too! This dessert, made with potato starch, milk and sugar is laced with vanilla for a deliciously sweet and soft pud, perfect for children and adults.


  • 950ml full fat milk
  • 250g sifted potato starch
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp. caster sugar


  1. Combine milk, starch, yolks, vanilla and sugar in a saucepan. Stir everything together until stiff, then continue cooking for another 1-2 minutes.

  2. Spread into a lined baking tin so that the mixture is about an inch thick. Leave to cool completely. Cut into squares.

  3. To cook, stack the squares in a baking dish and dot with butter, then bake until hot for 5-10 minutes in a 200C oven. Serve immediately.

For a slight caramel flavour, use brown sugar instead of caster sugar in this recipe. Recipe serves 4.

Author: Laura Young

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Published: May 24, 2012
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