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Gnocchi al Forno      Veg    HT   MC    Italian     50mins

Serves 4         Hot   Vegetarian   Main Course  Italy  Europe



900ml/30fl.oz. Milk

175g/6oz Coarse Semolina

Salt and Pepper

Grated Nutmeg

200g/7oz Freshly Grated Parmesan

1 Egg Yolk

3 tbsp Single Cream




1. Grease a Swiss Roll tin with oil. Heat the milk to just boiling point, sprinkle in the semolina, season with salt, pepper and nutmeg and cook, stirring for 5 minutes until the mixture becomes very thick. Remove from the heat and beat in 100g/4oz of the cheese.


2. Turn the mixture into the Swiss roll tin, level out with a palette knife and leave in a cool place, but not the fridge, for about 1 hour.


3. Preheat the oven to 200C, 400F, Gas mark 6. Generously grease a shallow ovenproof dish.


4. Once cold, cut the semolina mixture into circles with a pastry cutter (about 6.5cm/2 1/2inches in diameter). Arrange the circles in the shallow dish, slightly overlapping each slice.


5. In a bowl, beat together the egg yolk and cream then pour over the gnocchi. Bake near the top of the oven for 30 minutes until golden brown. Serve immediately.


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Wooden or Plastic Spoon

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