Bolognese, pasta bake, gnocchi: three of my most nostalgic, cozy comfort foods. When the three are combined? Pure heaven. This is not fine dining, this is not “healthy eating” and this is certainly not a speedy supper but it is a great example of food’s ability to warm your body and warm your soul.
A few notes on this recipe. Part of the appeal of comfort food is the enjoyment than comes from making it: in order to create a really delicious bolognese one should let it simmer away for a reasonable amount of time so please do not rush this stage. It may elongate the time spent cooking/ waiting for food but this is part of the experience and is infinitely worth it. For those who do not know gnocchi is an Italian potato dumpling that is cooked in a similar way to pasta (boiled for a few minutes)…
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