It has been awhile since I posed a failure on here. On Friday during the dim sum party, we had one. It seemed like a great idea to start. Something like the taco roll we made in this post, but instead of taco, it would be like loaded baked potatoes. Instead of flour dough, we would use gnocchi dough! It seemed like a really cool idea, but in the end, the dough didn't come together properly. I think if there was more flour in the dough, it might have worked out! This is the last time Mandi will be on the site for awhile. She was in Boston for a wedding and very happy to hang out and cook with us since she has not had anyone to cook with out in LA.
I made instant potatoes for the gnocchi dough. If you want to know why I think this is acceptable, or want to learn more about different ways to make gnocchi, you can check out one of my favorite posts ever.
Mixing it with flour to make a dough
So far everything seems to be coming together well.
Bacon, cheddar and scallions
Then just roll it on up!
This is when we realized it might fail. The dough was really fragile. We threw it in the freezer for an hour to try and firm it up.
These were supposed to be pinwheel slices.
Sloppy in the pan.
Doesn't look too appetizing huh?
So how could we fix this? More flour in the dough? Boil the whole thing in plastic wrap before cutting it? Any other ideas?