4 1/4 cups of flour
1-1/2 pound of ricotta cheese
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese plus extra for sprinkling,pinch of salt & pepper
1 tsp. of olive oil
4 cups marinara sauce
1.Using 4 cups of the flour on a wooden board make a mound with a well in the center.
2.Add eggs, ricotta, 1/2 cup of parmesan and salt & pepper in well and knead to form a dough.
3.Knead lightly for 2 to 3 more minutes, gradually adding remaining flour if the dough sticks to the board or your hands.
4.When the dough is soft and dry to the touch divide it into pieces the size of an orange.
5.Using both hands, roll out each piece of dough into a roll about the size of your index finger.
6.Cut each roll into 1/2 inch pieces.
7.Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
8.Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add a teaspoon of olive oil oil and the gnocchi.
9.Cook, uncovered over high heat until the gnocchi rises to the surface of the water, about 1 to 2 minutes. While the gnocchi are cooking heat the marinara in a large saut