Recipe for Farina Dumplings (Gnocchi Alla Romana)


    Farina Dumplings (Gnocchi alla Romana)

    3 cups milk
    1 cup farina or semolina
    2 beaten eggs
    1 tablespoon butter
    1 teaspoon salt
    Dash of pepper
    1/4 cup margarine
    1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

    Heat milk to scald. Reduce heat. Stir in farina and cook until thick, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in eggs, margarine, salt and pepper. Beat until smooth. Spread in a greased 13 x 9-inch pan. Cool. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours until firm.

    Cut into 1 1/2-inch squares or circles. Place overlapping in an ungreased dish. Dot with 1/4 cup margarine. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. You can brown a little more under the broiler, if needed.