Hungarian semolina milk pudding

Hungarian semolina milk pudding (tejbegríz)

is a great favorite for breakfast and often served in the school cafeteria. Easy, creamy and delicious treat that the whole family will love. You do not ned to have huge cooking skills for this meal and it can be done in about 10 minutes. You can flavor it with ground cinnamon, cocoa powder or put jam or fruits on top.
(Semolina is a type of coarse ground wheat.)


Ingredients for 2 portions:

Half a liter of whole milk
5 tablespoons of semolina (50 grams – 1.75 ounces)
2 tablespoons of sugar
Pinch of salt
1 sachet of vanilla flavored sugar or 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Ground cinnamon, cocoa powder, jam or fruits


Heat the milk gently in a saucepan on a medium heat until it is just beyond body temperature. This will speed up the cooking process.

Put the semolina, the sugar, the vanilla sugar or extract and a pinch of salt into the milk and using a spoon gently stir the milk and semolina continuously. Keep the saucepan over the heat but turn it down slightly. Keep on stirring, bring it to a boil and simmer it with constant stirring over a low heat until the semolina pudding thickens, this usually takes about 3-5 minutes.

Pour the semolina pudding into bowls and sprinkle with ground cinnamon, cocoa powder or put jam or fruits on top.