Make Authentic Potato Gnocchi at Home

Learn how to cook up delicious and authentic gnocchi with this virtual cooking class.

What you'll do Looking for fun things to do at home and little lockdown escapism? This virtual cooking class will transport you to the gorgeous region of Campania, in Italy and have you cooking up hot, fresh, homemade gnocchi from scratch. Campania is not only the home of your chef who will be leading this online class (so you can rest assured this divine recipe has authenticity), but it is also famous for delicious pizza, limoncello and the Roman ruins of Pompei. This particular recipe is named after the famous town of Sorrento, just off the Campanian coast (hence the name "Gnocchi alla Sorrentina"). It's a hearty and warming dish that is incredibly comforting on colder winter nights. Traditionally and for the ultimate indulgence, gnocchi should be made from scratch and with this cooking class online, we will do just that. During this beginner-friendly online class, you'll receive plenty of step-by-step guidance and expert tips and tricks along the way such as how to keep the mixture light and fluffy, resulting in pillowy rather than chewy gnocchi. This recipe is a real crowd pleaser and loved by kids and adults. In Campania, gnocchi alla Sorrentina is traditionally cooked on Sundays, when families get together for lunch. To avoid arguments over portion sizes, you can also bake it in an individual terrine, because I promise you, they will fight over it! Knowledge required Beginner-friendly! What to bring Ingredients/shopping list (serves two people): 1 x egg. 200gr of flour. 500gr of pre-cooked potatoes (floury or starchy potatoes are best). Try to cook them a few hours before so they can cool down before we start. Preferably bake or boil them with the skin for 35 minutes. Then remove the skin and mash them. For the sauce: 1 x tomato can (passata). 10-15 x fresh cherry tomatoes. 2 x garlic gloves. Lots of fresh basil leaves. 2 x balls of mozzarella cheese. A few tablespoons of parmesan cheese. Salt and pepper. Utensils: Knife and fork. Cling film. Cutting board. 1 x cooking pot for the pasta. 1 x cooking pot for the sauce. 1 ceramic or pyrex oven dish. Ridged gnocchi board (if you don't have this utensil you can use a fork, a grater, a sushi rolling mat or even a few toothpicks put together).

Knowledge required
What you'll get
  • Three types of Cava to taste.
  • Arrival drink and canapes.
  • All the ingredients for a meal made by you to enjoy.
  • Additional sparkling wine to enjoy during your meal.
  • Printed copies of the recipes you make so you can make them again at home.
What to bring
A beautiful and happy smile
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday or hen do.

This would also be a lovely gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.

Luca Favorito is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines. They won't run this class if they've had a continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss of or change in their normal sense of taste or smell, in the last 14 days.


Private flat - Warwick Way, London, SW1V 1, England

Your teacher

I started Cook with Luca because I wanted to teach people how to make amazing traditional Italian soul food from scratch.

The aim of my online classes is that you enjoy yourself and other's company, share ideas and cooking tips and enjoy a glass of wine with a delicious meal.

My public classes are also an opportunity to learn new skills, acquire more knowledge about Italian culture, socialise with like-minded foodies and ultimately start to feel confident in the kitchen when inviting friends and family over for a meal!

More about this class

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This class is also covered by ClassBento's money-back guarantee.

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For groups of 4 to 10 guests