Cream of Wheat Pudding (From the Mennonite Treasury of Recipes)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

This has been my Mom's specialty for as long as I can remember. This is another recipe that people not from Mennonite background look at and just shake their heads! (Pudding from CEREAL!!??!!)However, to me, it remains a childhood memory and a traditional Mennonite dish that reminds me of my heritage. My mom always served this with strawberry or raspberry sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 cups milk
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 12 cup cream of wheat
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 12 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Beat egg whites until foamy.
  2. Add 2 tbsp sugar and continue beating until meringue stands in soft peaks and then set aside.
  3. Heat milk and salt to a full boil, slowly sprinkle in cream of wheat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens.
  4. Beat sugar and egg yolks and very slowly add to hot mixture.
  5. Continue cooking on low heat for 3 minutes longer.
  6. Lastly, fold hot mixture into meringue and add vanilla.
  7. Pour into serving dishes and cool.
  8. Serve with custard sauce or fruit sauce.


Most Helpful

At last I found the German OMA" recipe for farina pudding Cannot wait to surprise my German-american husband with his childhood favorite pudding.

Rosemary F. December 24, 2013

..and I have found that I like it with a little French Vanilla Coffee Creamer in it. It adds a wonderful creamy flavor that vanilla alone doesn't. It is a comforting dessert as one of the other reviewers has said.

AboveRubies November 19, 2010

Oh what a lovely dish this is. I wish I had known of it when I came home from surgery. It would have been SO comforting. It's a keeper. I am so very glad you shared it. I'm going to send to my 6 sisters - they will love it too.

windywood October 01, 2008

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