Ingredients for the Gnudi
1 tbsp olive oil
1 egg, beaten
35g grated Parmesan
100g plain or 00 flour
1 tbsp butter
a pinch of fresh thyme
1.Heat a little olive oil in a frying-pan and add the spinach.
2.Allow the spinach to cook for one minute, turning frequently.
3.Mix the egg, spinach, ricotta, parmesan and flour in a bowl.
4.Make small balls the size of a table tennis ball from the mixture. Boil a saucepan of water with a teaspoon of salt, the butter and the thyme. Add the balls to the water and cook for five minutes.
5.Serve with the tomato sauce below, and garnish with a sprig or two of thyme.
Ingredients for the tomato sauce
1 onion, chopped
4 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
400g plum tomatoes, halved
100g cherry tomatoes, halved
1.In a large pan, sauté the onion and garlic in olive oil until they begin to colour.
2.Empty the plum and cherry tomatoes into a large bowl and mash together. Season.
3.Add the tomatoes and basil to the onion and garlic and simmer for 15 minutes.