Andrea Bănică’s gnocchi soup recipe drove Romanians crazy. What is the artist’s secret?

Andreea Bănică is one of the most famous stars in Romania. The beautiful blonde has exceptional qualities, and we’re not just talking about the vocal ones here. Besides being one of the most successful artists in Romania, with an unmistakable voice, the former host of “Bravo, you have style! Celebrity” is also an expert housewife. How she plays her gnocchi soup recipe.

Andreea Bănică reveals the ingenious trick to make the best dumpling soup

Andreea Bănică recently surprised her followers on social networks after cooking a delicious dumpling soup for her loved ones. Her fans were curious about how she ended up with the blonde’s recipe, so they bombarded her with dozens of messages, asking her to share her culinary knowledge about her with them.

Known for maintaining an open and close relationship with her fan community, the famed artist revealed to her fans what ingredients she uses to make gnocchi soup.


  • 2 onions
  • 4 carrots
  • 1 celery
  • a bunch of parsley
  • 1 parsnip
  • salt

For the gnocchi:

  • a tablespoon of oil
  • a spoonful of water
  • a pinch of baking powder or dead baking soda
  • a pinch of salt
  • 60 grams of semolina

Method of preparation

The soup is prepared according to the classic recipe, but the secret lies in the preparation of the gnocchi. The water and the vegetables are boiled and at the end the gnocchi are prepared.

One of Andrea Banică’s fans on Instagram revealed to the artist a secret to making the soup delicious. Apparently the ingenious trick to keeping gnocchi soft is to boil them for 5 minutes, then pour them into a cup of cold water, then boil them for another 2 minutes.

How to make the best dumplings

Dumplings are used in countless dishes of Romanian gastronomy, but also in other cultures. They are approached in one way or another especially by Asians, who use them in different types of food. Most Romanians know two dishes in which they are featured: plum dumplings and chicken soup dumplings.

While they seem easy to make, you find that not many Sunday chefs dare to cook them because there is always a risk that they will flake or not taste good. Most get the proportions wrong, but there’s a standard recipe to help and a handy, simple trick to make them look great in a prepackaged soup.

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