Grießbrei (German Semolina Pudding)

READY IN: 12mins
Recipe by Lalaloula

This is a typical German dessert that I ate very often as a child. It is made from semolina and quite similar to pudding, only grainier. It is often eaten plain or with some cinnamon-sugar sprinkled on top. Another popular way of eating it is topped with berry compote. I hope youll enjoy this as much as we do! :)

Top Review by Hannelore Biena B.

This is a good basic recipe. Try not to use sugar to save on the calories, instead, add an eggyolk at the end of cooking and whisk under a beaten egg white. Cheers - Biena

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 350 ml milk (low-fat is fine)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (splenda is fine as well, can use more)
  • 40 g semolina (I use whole spelt semolina)


  1. In a saucepan mix milk, sugar and vanilla.
  2. Bring milk to a boil being careful not to burn it. Reduce heat to medium.
  3. Using a wire whisk stir in semolina and simmer for 5 minutes until semolina has thickened lightly.
  4. Remove from heat, fill into serving bowls and allow to chill until completely set. You can also eat this lukewarm, when it is still creamy.
  5. Serve with compote of your choice, cream or cinnamon-sugar.

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