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!
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.
Knife and fork.
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).
- 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.
A beautiful and happy smile
This class is great for
as well as for
a team building activity,
birthday or hen do.
This would also be a
gift for her,
gift for mum,
anniversary gift or
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.