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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 margarine
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese


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