This is a real classic which is always popular: Grieskoch or Semolina Pudding. A creamy porridge which is deliciously enhanced best describes Grieskoch which is loved throughout Austria. This light and airy dessert is popular with YOUNG and OLD alike and is a typical dish which almost all adults remember from their childhood. In Austria, also the perfect bed-time treat for kids.



  • 500 ml milk
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1-2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 70 g semolina (fine)
  • a little cinnamon
  • icing sugar or grated chocolate (for sprinkling)
  • butter (brown, see tip below, and melted for drizzling)

Directions for Semolina Pudding

  1. Slowly bring milk and butter to boil in a pot and then add sugar and a pinch of salt.
  2. Slowly pour in semolina and bring to boil stirring continuously and simmer until creamy. The longer it cooks, the firmer it will become.
  3. Meanwhile, mix sugar (amount depends on taste) with a generous amount of cinnamon.
  4. Pour the porridge onto warmed dishes and sprinkle with sugar-cinnamon mixture and drizzle with browned butter or only grated chocolate, according to taste.


To prepare the brown butter, heat just above the melting point until the milk solids contained in the butter start to brown. This creates a wonderful hazelnut aroma.
The Semolina Pudding also goes well with fresh seasonal fruits which ensure you get your daily portion of fruit as well as a great fruity taste.


Childhood dream or trauma? This is often the question with this sweet dish! This sweet porridge has, after all, been served to children for a long time as it is filling and nutritious and was popular even many years ago as it was cheap as well as quick and easy to make.