Semolina pudding is a typical Dutch dessert. When I was young we would eat semolina porridge in the morning and sometimes semolina pudding as dessert. I even remember and old pudding form in the shape of a fish. I still don’t understand why a pudding is served in the shape of a fish, and why it was only done on the holidays.
This recipe for a semolina dessert is a little more modern. Although if I had the old pudding form of my mother, I probably made a fish shaped pudding myself 🙂
To make this semolina pudding something special, I used some raspberries, blueberries and rose water. The rose water gives the dessert just a hint of flowers and the fresh fruit makes from this dessert a real summer treat. This semolina pudding is low in added sugar and made from half fat milk, so for a dessert it is a healthy choice to make. A semolina porridge or pudding is easy to make. But always keep stirring the mixture will cooking because the semolina can easily stick to the bottom of the pan and burn.
- 500 ml milk (half fat)
- 35 gr of semolina
- 7 gr of vanilla sugar
- 2 gr of stevia sweetener
- 10 gr of caster sugar
- 10 drops of rose water
- 100 gr of raspberries
- 50 gr of blueberries
In a small saucepan, add the milk, rose water and sugar (and sweetener)
Set to a medium heat and heat till the mixture starts to cook
Bring the heat down so that the milk mixture is just simmering, make sure all the sugar is dissolved
Add the semolina and let is simmer for 5 minutes while stirring
When the mixture has become a more porridge like consistency, turn off the heat
Transfer the mixture into 3 little bowls or glasses and let it cool in the fridge for at least 1 hour
Crush the raspberries so you can spread this as a fine layer on top of the pudding
Once the pudding is cooled and ready to serve, top with a layer of crushed raspberries and some blueberries
Instead of red fruit and rose water you can also make this pudding with many more flavours. Also try this pudding with coconut shavings and mango or with chocolate and cherries.