Semolina pudding recipe | Kittenhood

Semolina pudding recipe

Semolina pudding recipe | Kittenhood

I think it’s safe to say everyone in Romania grew up with semolina pudding. It’s economical and versatile. I was never crazy about it as a kid, although I did like all the different toppings it came with (i.e. jams), which made it feel like a different dessert every time. Recently, I’ve started making it occasionally, putting my own spin on it (such as adding lemon peel in the boiling milk) and calling it breakfast or dessert. If you make it in the evening, it gets to the perfect consistency by morning. However, you can also serve it warm or slightly chilled. And honestly – don’t worry about it! It’s so easy, you can even make it in the morning when you’re still half asleep. The only secret is to stir continuously, to prevent lumps from forming. So be prepared to stand by the stove for 15 minutes and stir. A magazine/phone might come in handy, as well as a good soundtrack.

Semolina pudding recipe | Kittenhood

Semolina pudding
Serves 2
A tasty pudding that can be eaten warm or cold, any time of the year.
Total Time
20 min
Total Time
20 min
  1. 400 ml milk (1 3/4 cups)
  2. 3 tbsp semolina
  3. 2-3 tsp sugar
  4. 1 tsp vanilla essence
  5. fruits or jam for topping
  1. Bring the milk to simmer, then turn the heat lower.
  2. Gradually add the semolina, stirring continuously. Add the sugar and vanilla essence and keep stirring.
  3. When the consistency is thickened, after 15-20 minutes, turn off the heat and pour the pudding into bowls.
  1. I haven't tried it, but nut milk should work as well for a vegan version of this recipe.
  2. If you want to turn your pudding upside down when it's cool, begin with a wet bowl.
Semolina pudding recipe | Kittenhood

  • Anu

    This is absolutely stunning! Completely in love with your ‘SEMOLINA PUDDING’, and those beautiful red pomegranate jewels.Great share!:-)

    • Thank you! I definitely recommend trying this – it’s so easy and customizable!

  • I had a sudden craving for milk because of this dellicious post! 😀 Never heard of this pudding, definitely going to give it a try, especially since its so easy! ^_^

    • I’m surprised you don’t have it in Bulgaria, since there are so many other similarities between our countries 🙂

  • What beautiful little puddings.. semolina is a much loved taste of my childhood so I definitely want to make these puddings!

  • Ella-HomeCookingAdventure

    Love semolina pudding. I make it too from time to time, my daughters love it.

  • oh gosh! How wonderful you’re sharing the recipe! I didn’t know what to call it in English until i saw your post and wondered “what is this?”. Goes also well with cinnamon and sugar on top.