25 g/1 oz butter, plus extra for greasing 1 litre/1 3/4 pints milk
250 g/9 oz semolina 2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
80 g/3 oz Parmesan cheese, freshly grated 100 g/3 1/2 oz cooked ham, chopped salt


1.Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6. Grease an ovenproof dish with butter. Bring the milk to the boil and add a pinch of salt.
2.Sprinkle in the semolina, stirring constantly, and simmer, stirring, for 10 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat, leave to cool slightly, then stir in the egg yolks, 50 g/2 oz of the Parmesan and the ham.
3.Shape the mixture into slightly squashed gnocchi, arrange in the prepared dish, sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan and dot with the butter. Bake for 30 minutes until golden brown.

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