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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    13 mins

    5 mins

    8 mins

    Cookgirl's Note:

    Syrian Semolina Pudding. I am intrigued by the use of semolina for dessert (see Grießbrei (German Semolina Pudding) for example) and until fairly recently have only used it for bread baking. I found this recipe in the cookbook 'Recipes for an Arabian Night' by David Scott. Good for breakfast or dessert!

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    Units: US | Metric

    • 59.16 ml butter
    • 118.29 ml semolina (I used semolina flour)
    • 158.51 ml sugar (which I reduced to 1/4 cup)
    • 236.59 ml water
    • 236.59 ml milk (I always use whole milk)
    • 2.46 ml rose water (add only 1/4 teaspoon at first then add more, to taste)


    • ground cinnamon
    • toasted sliced almonds
    • fresh rose petals, thinly sliced (optional) or dried rose petals, crushed (optional)


    1. 1
      Melt the butter in a heavy pan. Lightly brown the semolina on LOW heat for 5 minutes.
    2. 2
      Meanwhile, combine the sugar, water and milk in another pan and bring *almost* to a boil.
    3. 3
      Once the semolina is done, gently stir in the sugar/milk mixture. Use a whisk to break up any lumps. Cook to desired consistency. For me, this step only took about 2 minutes. If the mixture is too thick, add a little bit of milk or water. Stir in the rosewater.
    4. 4
      Spoon the semolina pudding into individual dessert cups and set aside to cool slightly. Cover and chill.
    5. 5
      Note: for breakfast I ate this hot right out of the pan.
    6. 6
      Just before serving, sprinkle the top of the pudding with ground cinnamon and garnish with the sliced almonds (and rose petals if using).

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 23, 2013


      I really enjoyed this for this morning's breakfast. I took Cookgirl's lead and lowered the sweetening (I used Splenda) by about the same amount she did although I didn't measure. For the milk I used vanilla almond milk. It made a lovely and welcome change of pace that tasted very good indeed and is quick and east to make.

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    Nutritional Facts for Mamounia

    Serving Size: 1 (188 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 345.0
    Calories from Fat 125
    Total Fat 13.9 g
    Saturated Fat 8.7 g
    Cholesterol 39.0 mg
    Sodium 133.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 51.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    Sugars 33.2 g
    Protein 4.7 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    rose water

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