, and peel and squash them through the potato masher and onto a wooden board.
to the potatoes and mix them through well using your hands. Then, add a sprinkle of
Salt (to taste)
to the gnocchi and continue to mix through.
Get a handful of
All-Purpose Flour (8 2/3 cups)
, sprinkle it on top and then mix it through by beginning to knead the dough.Once you are happy with the consistency, cut a small portion of the gnocchi dough and using the palms of your hands to just below the tips of your fingers, roll the dough into a long coil. Then, using a sharp knife cut the coil into small pillow-like shapes, on a diagonal.
Sprinkle added flour over each of the gnocchi and using a cheese grater, gently press each gnocchi into it until it creates a small gap in the bottom of the gnocchi. This will help them stay nice and soft once they cook through.
Once finished, bring
Water (20 3/4 cups)
to boil in a large pot and add the gnocchi in.When the gnocchi have risen to the top, wait a few seconds then gather them up a small portion at a time, using a large hand sieve/strainer.