This recipe is good to use up leftover mashed potatoes!
2 cups cold mashed potatoes, 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour, 1/4 tsp. baking powder, 3 eggs, 1/2 cup milk, 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, 1 cup finely chopped basil leaves, 2 cloves garlic, 1 tbsp. melted butter
Crush the garlic. Combine mashed potatoes, flour, baking powder, eggs, milk, cheese, basil leaves, and garlic. On a floured surface, knead dough for one minute. Roll up dough in to a log, and cut into pieces every inch. In a large pot, boil water. Add gnocchi and boil for about 6-7 minutes. Strain. Add gnocchi to a greased cookie sheet. Brush gnocchi with melted butter. Bake gnocchi in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for about 10 minutes. Serve hot and sprinkle with some extra basil leaves and Parmesan cheese!
Baking is a great and fun way to pass time! It is a science and art that requires patience. Creating a recipe is actually quite difficult, with many failures along the way!