Gnocchi with Cinnamon Butter Recipe

A very short list of ingredients, little preparation and short cooking time.  This may seem a dessert at first glance but in reality is a first course of delicate taste and spicy perfume. If you like the warm spicy flavours of cinnamon, this gnocchi will hypnotise your taste buds, which will inevitably be charmed by this little gem of a delicacy. 

So let's cut to the chase; no time to waste on "you can use store bought gnocchi but freshly homemade is better etc. etc."  I'll let you discover this deliciously tasty and fragrant gnocchi recipe that delighted my guests gourmet palates this weekend.

Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time10 min
Serves: 2

100g butter
1 cinnamon stick
500g ready-made gnocchi
1 tbsp sugar, plus more to taste
1 tbsp ground cinnamon

1. Melt the butter with the cinnamon stick in a deep, heavy based pan over medium heat until melted. Remove from the heat.

2. Cook the gnocchi in a large pot of boiling salted water until all the gnocchi rise to the surface.

3. Discard the cinnamon stick from the butter sauce and reheat over low heat.

4. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the cooked gnocchi to the hot cinnamon butter in the heavy-based pan.

5. Sprinkle with the sugar and ground cinnamon. Toss to coat and add more sugar, to taste.

6. Spoon the gnocchi and butter sauce onto plates and serve immediately.