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Onion Gnocco

Gnocco con la cipolla


Onion Gnocco Fried bread recipe from Southern Modena. Used in place of bread or as a tasty snack. Particularly enjoyable in the cold season, tastes nicer if baked in a wood-fired oven.

Difficulty: Medium

Ingredients: 500 g of flour, 1 cube of fresh brewer’s yeast, a pinch of cooking salt, milk as needed, 100 g of pork fat (lard) coarsely minced, 1 big yellow onion. Serves 4.

Preparation: melt the yeast in a little warm milk, then bind it with the flour adding more hot milk, add the pork fat and ultimately the salt. Once the dough consistency is appropriate, knead it with a rolling-pin for at least 10 minutes. Add the chopped onion while still kneading the dough, then cover with a cloth and leave to rise until doubled in size. Roll out the dough in a round greased baking tin and bake the “gnocco”, ideally in a wood-fired oven, at 170°, for around 40 minutes.

Notes: the pork fat can be replaced with minced ham fat.

Suggested white wine Pignoletto dei Colli bolognesi


Recipe sent by: Rosina Verrini - Carpi (MO)

Last modified May 04, 2011

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