Gnocchi Dolcic di Latte

Sweet Milky Dumplings

Preparation info
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Recipes from an Italian Farmhouse

By Valentina Harris

Published 1995

  • About

This is a delicately flavoured and delicious pudding, which is nevertheless very substantial. It is a great comfort food for anybody but is particularly good for old people, convalescing invalids and children as it has a very slippery texture.


  • 500 ml (18 fl oz) milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 50


Heat the milk to boiling point. Beat the egg yolks in an enamelled or other flameproof non-aluminium bowl with about half the sugar, the cornflour, a pinch of cinnamon and salt. Mix carefully together, adding the milk a little at a time. Stir this mixture into a smooth, thick cream over a very low heat.

When the cornflour has thickened completely, pour the cream out on to an ovenproof d