Farina Dumplings (Gnocchi alla Romana)

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


  1. Heat milk to scald. Reduce heat.
  2. Stir in farina and cook until thick, about 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Stir in eggs, margarine, salt and pepper. Beat until smooth.
  5. Spread in a greased 13 x 9-inch pan. Cool.
  6. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours until firm.
  7. Cut into 1 1/2-inch squares or circles. Place overlapping in an ungreased dish.
  8. Dot with 1/4 cup butter.
  9. Sprinkle with cheese.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. You can brown a little more under the broiler, if needed.

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