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Monday, December 2, 2013

Semolina gnocchi

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.

Serves 4.

Ingredients :

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,

Method :

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.


  1. Sounds too good and tempting.. thanks for sharing :)

  2. Merry Christmas!

    Looking at the ingredient list, I am sure my kids will love me to bits if I baked this but tried blue cheese last month and my kids hated it. Any replacement for that?

    1. You are the boss of the kitchen, so probably you can choose your favorite cheese. On the other hand,since this is a democracy, ask you petite chef and you may end up with a great alternative than this recipe. Do let me know :-)