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This is so good, great comfort food. This is something that one would make for a small child but its so good adults love it too. As it is, its great but you can also add some prosciutto, pancetta, etc (cook until browned in a pan with a little olive oil). Also try adding veggies like peas, spinach, escarole, ect. This is from Simply Tuscan by Pino Luongo. (cooking time is just a guess since I always forget to time myself)
- Bring the milk to a boil in a large, heavy saucepan. Stir often to keep it from burning on the bottom.
- Add the pastina and cook until it is al dente and the milk is thick like cream (be careful, once it starts to thicken it will do so quickly).
- Remove pan from heat and stir in the egg, cheese and salt and pepper.
- Serve at once.