|Melt in the mouth semolina gnocchi|
|This dish gives me calcium for my day's needs!|
This dish was so delicious , I wish I had made this earlier. It was a disservice to my family who love all things dairy and my calcium deficient bones. But when I realized to my dismay that I have lost more than 1 cm in height, I think a re-evaluation in my diet is in order.
Apart from the time waiting for the semolina mix to cool, it was an easy and quick dish to make. This is a perfect make ahead party food which will make me look like a kitchen goddess ( think of me in apron serving a seemingly complicated dish )
Before I go on to daydream how I can impress my guests, here’s what I did.
Combine A : 200g semolina flour, pinch of cinnamon , pinch of salt flakes
Combine B : 3 egg yolks, ½ cup of grated parmesan, 40g softened butter
Combine C : 2 cups of milk, ¼ cup of cream, 10 Tbsp of blue cheese
Others : 3 cups of milk, , 1 cup of grated parmesan,
In a medium pot, bring the milk to a boil.
Immediately, pour in contents A ( semolina, cinnamon, salt ) in a steady stream.
Reduce heat to medium.
Stir constantly until contents pull away from the sides of the pot, about 5 minutes.
Remove pot from the stove.
Stir in B ( yolks, cheese, butter ) until batter is homogenous.
Line a baking tray.
Spread the thick batter to ½ inch thick. Work fast because the semolina sets quickly.
Leave to cool.
Prepare an oiled baking dish.
Use a biscuit cutter, dip in water and cut out the set semolina.
Transfer cut out semolina to an oiled baking tray. Repeat until the tray is covered with cut out semolina.
Pour C ( milk, cream, blue cheese ) over the semolina. Spread the parmesan over the tray.
Bake from cold oven, 180C for 40 minutes or until sauce is bubbly and cheese garnish is browned.
Let it cool for 5 minutes before serving.