Gnocchi alla romana

Gnocchi alla romana is a very soft and kind dish, it is exactly the right thing to eat when you feel that if the whole world is turning against you and you wish you could be a child again and have your parents protection. In other words, it is perfect comfort food!


250 g/ 8,8 oz semolina flour
1 l (1000 ml)/4,22 cups milk
2 egg yolks
100-200 ml/ 0,42-0,85 cup grated parmesan cheese
a large knob of butter, melted

– Cook the milk and the semolina flour until it has thickened and become like porridge.
– Add the egg yolks, a pat of butter and salt and stir well.
– Pour out the whole batch out on a flat surface, preferably on baking paper, and flatten it so that you have a large rectangle that is 1 cm high/thick.
– Cut out circles with a glass or a cookie cutter, grease the edges so that the semolina doesn’t stick on them. You can also do it the easy way and cut squares with a knife.
– Put the semolina circles into a buttered ovenproof dish, sprinkle the cheese over and pour melted butter over the whole.
– Bake in a pre-heated oven (200°C/390°F) until it is golden.
– Serve it warm.