6 servings

Very pleasant pudding with intense vanilla flavor. I like desserts from the Middle East and the Mediterranean. It was interesting to find out that this pudding is also popular on the British Isles.


4 cups fresh milk

4 eggs

110 g semolina (wheat)

300 g sugar

vanilla to taste

walnut-size unsalted butter


Heat the fresh milk in a saucepan (it should not boil).

In a bowl, mix the semolina and the sugar. I add them to the milk with constant stirring on low temperature. It thickens almost immediately.

Take off the hob, add vanilla. Stir.

Beat the eggs in a separate bowl and, with constant stirring, add them to the semolina mixture.

Add the butter. Stir well.

Pour the mixture into ceramic bowls.

I put them in a tray.

In the tray, I pour water (2 cm from the bottom) and bake for about 30 minutes at 200ᴼC. I use ceramic bowls. DO NOT preheat the oven.