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Potato gnocchi with sautéed mushrooms and porcini cream



4 portion(s)


  • 700 g water
  • 700 g Dutch cream potatoes or Royal Blue, medium size, skin on (approx. 4)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 150 g ‘00’ type flour, plus extra for dusting tray
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, for sautéing

Sautéed Mushrooms

  • 30 g olive oil
  • 200 g mixed mushrooms, cut into quarters
  • 1 sprig thyme, leaves only
  • 50 g unsalted butter, cubed
  • 2 sprigs flat leaf parsley, leaves only, finely chopped

Porcini cream

  • 200 g water
  • 30 g Dried Porcini Mushrooms
  • 200 g full cream milk
  • 100 g pouring (whipping) cream
  • 20 g red wine vinegar
  • 1-2 pinches salt


  • shaved parmesan
  • flowering rocket or micro herbs

Recipe's preparation

  1. Lightly dust a large tray with flour and set aside.

  2. Place water into mixing bowl, place Varoma dish into position and weigh potatoes into it. Steam 45 min/Varoma/speed 1. Remove Varoma and set aside. Discard water and rinse and dry mixing bowl.

  3. Carefully and gently remove and discard skin from potatoes. Place peeled potatoes into mixing bowl and mash 5 sec/speed 4. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl with spatula and repeat 5 sec/speed 4. Transfer the puree into a large bowl.

  4. Add sea salt, yolks and flour to potato puree. Mix to combine.  Be careful not to over mix.Turn dough onto a ThermoMat or well-floured surface. Knead and combine gently until smooth (approx. 30 sec-1 min). If dough is too sticky add a little extra flour, 1 tbsp at a time. Divide dough into 4 portions. Roll 1 portion into a 30 cm log and cut into 3 cm pieces. Place onto prepared floured tray. Continue with remaining 3 portions.

  5. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil over high heat. Once boiling, transfer gnocchi into saucepan and cook until they rise to the surface. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a bowl of iced water. Once cool remove from water and gently pat dry on a clean tea towel. Set aside.

  6. Mushrooms
  7. Place oil and mushrooms into mixing bowl and sauté 4 min/Varoma/Counter-clockwise operation/speed 1.

  8. Add thyme and butter, cook 2 min/100˚C/Counter-clockwise operation/speed 1.

  9. Transfer to a ThermoServer and add parsley.

  10. Porcini cream
  11. Without cleaning mixing bowl, place water into mixing bowl and bring to the boil 5 min/100˚C/speed 1.

  12. Add dried porcini mushrooms and blend 2 min/speed 5-7, gradually increasing speed to 7.

  13. Add remaining porcini cream ingredients and blend 30 sec/ speed 5. Taste for seasoning and leave in mixing bowl to complete later.

  14. To serve
  15. To sauté your gnocchi, place a non-stick pan over medium heat with olive oil and heat. Sauté gnocchi until caramelised. Add reserved mushroom mixture, combine gently then divide between 4 flat plates and set aside.

  16. Insert Butterfly whisk into mixing bowl with porcini cream. Whip 30 sec/speed 4, then spoon over the gnocchi and mushrooms. Garnish with shaved parmesan, flowering rocket or micro herbs and serve immediately.


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This recipe has been created by Josh Lopez, Executive Chef at Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art. Josh’s methodology to food combines classical cuisine with a contemporary approach to ingredients and technique.  This gnocchi dish is sure to impress!


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