Oma's Cream of Wheat Pudding (German Griesbrei)

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Total Time
10mins
Prep
2 mins
Cook
8 mins

An old family favorite comfort food that's delicious served warm at breakfast, or chilled as a special snack. Delicious! For kids of all ages. ;-) Recipe is just as my mother and German Oma made. Enjoy! Serving Suggestion: Top with butter while warm. Enjoy pudding warm or chilled, sweetened to your taste and with fruit toppings of your choice. Some of our favorite toppings are: cinnamon-sugar, vanilla-sugar, honey, applesauce, fruit cocktail, canned peaches, pears, apricots, or fresh berries.

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 pinch salt (optional)
  • 13 cup cream of wheat (measured dry)
  • 2 eggs
  • 12 lemon, juice of
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • Toppings (choose your favorite)

  • cinnamon sugar
  • honey
  • vanilla sugar
  • applesauce
  • fruit cocktail
  • canned peaches or pears or apricot
  • fresh berries

Directions

  1. Using a heavy saucepan so as not to scorch the milk, bring the milk & salt just to a boil.
  2. Gradually stir in the cream of wheat, whisking (Mom used a wooden spoon) until well blended.
  3. Return to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer uncovered, 2 1/2 minutes or until thickened, stirring frequently.
  4. Meanwhile, beat eggs well with a fork in a glass measuring cup.
  5. Add about one tablespoon of thickened hot porridge to the beaten eggs and stir well to combine. Add one more tablespoon of the hot porridge to the egg mixture; stir well.
  6. Gradually add the egg mixture into the pot of hot porridge, stirring well to combine.
  7. Remove from heat and stir in the lemon juice.
  8. Let cool slightly before serving.
  9. Top with butter while warm. Enjoy pudding warm or chilled, sweetened to your taste and with fruit toppings of your choice.
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Oh YES. I can only give 5 stars?? I ate this all by myself & was a very happy person all day long. It reminds me a bit of dh's Italian childhood recipe of pastina w/eggs & parmesan. Not sure what the lemon juice is for but it all works. It seemed a bit strange adding cinnamon sugar & fruit to an otherwise savory dish but oh my yummmmmmmmm. I will eat this on a regular basis. Made for German Tag Contest 5/12.