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

"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."
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Ready In:


  • 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


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

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  1. At last I found the German OMA" recipe for farina pudding Cannot wait to surprise my German-american husband with his childhood favorite pudding.
  2. ..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.
  3. 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.
  4. Yummy. I was looking for recipes to use up unused items in the pantry. This was a perfect recipe.
  5. I'm going to try this. I loved my grandmother's hot cereals and puddings. She made a lot of English dishes (like boiled dinners, lamb roasts) and used to make a Farina pudding for our family of 9 that she used whipping cream in, not milk (yes, decadent). She used lady fingers to line a large bowl, made the pudding and put it in the bowl. We either had it with fruit (like crushed strawberries) or drizzled with chocolate syrup. I wish I had the recipe. This one sounds close. I'll let you know. If I can get it right, then this grandmother will pass it on to her own 35 grandchildren!



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