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  1. 1 Kabocha or buttercup squash - (abt 2 lbs)

  2. 2 cups 474ml Whole milk

  3. 1/2 cup 118ml Semolina

  4. 1/2 teaspoon 2 1/2ml Ground allspice

  5. 1/8 teaspoon 0.6ml Cayenne

  6. 1 teaspoon 5ml Sea salt - or to taste

  7. 1/2 teaspoon 2 1/2ml Freshly-ground white pepper - or to taste

  8. 7 tablespoons 105ml Butter - divided

  9. 6 tablespoons 90ml Freshly-grated Parmigiano-Reggiano - divided

  10. 2 Egg yolks

  11. 1 tablespoon 15ml Coarsely-chopped sage

  12. 3 tablespoons 45ml Fine dry bread crumbs

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  1. Recipe Instructions Cut the squash in half and scrape out the seeds. Place the halves, cut-side down, on a baking sheet. Bake in a 350-degree oven until very soft, 45 to 60 minutes. Cool, then scrape out the flesh and mash until smooth. Turn off the oven. Bring the milk to a boil in a heavy saucepan. On low heat, slowly whisk in the semolina a little at a time until incorporated. Using a rubber or silicone spatula, continue stirring until smooth, 5 minutes. Blend in the squash and continue cooking and stirring for 15 minutes. Add the allspice, cayenne, salt and pepper. Remove from heat. Stir in 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons cheese, mixing well. Cool slightly; stir in the egg yolks. Use 1 tablespoon butter to grease a 10- by 15-inch rimmed baking sheet. Scrape the batter onto the pan and smooth it out with a wet spatula to a thickness of about one-half inch. Refrigerate until firm, 2 to 3 hours or overnight. Use one-half tablespoon butter to grease an oval (8- by 10-inch) baking dish. Melt the remaining butter with the chopped sage in a small skillet. Using a drinking glass or a cookie cutter, cut the batter into 2 1/2-inch rounds. Using a metal spatula, carefully remove the rounds from the baking sheet and lay them into the prepared baking dish, overlapping slightly if necessary. Drizzle the sage butter over, evenly distributing the chopped sage. Combine the remaining cheese with the bread crumbs and sprinkle evenly over the gnocchi. Bake 20 minutes in a 350-degree oven. Serve hot. This recipe yields 4 to 6 servings. Each of 6 servings: 344 calories; 10 grams protein; 35 grams carbohydrates; 6 grams fiber; 20 grams fat; 12 saturated fat; 122 mg. cholesterol; 35 mg. Sodium


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