Caramelized Semolina Pudding

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IMG_4106Only a few more days until the end of Ramadan, and the days will soon become busy with Eïd preparations (and then the celebration of course!). I decided to prepare a semolina pudding with a caramel topping, extremely popular in North Africa and always with a hint of orange blossom water. A sweet and fresh dessert is much appreciated after a long day of fasting.

Serves: 8

Ingredients: (for the caramel)

  • 150g of caster sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of water


  1. Pour the sugar and the water into a pan and start to cook on a low heat.
  2. When the caramel becomes golden brown remove from the heat.
  3. Immediately pour a little bit of caramel into each ramekin and set aside, (rotate the ramekin to cover the entire bottom surface with caramel).

Ingredients: (for the pudding)

  • 1 liter of full-fat milk
  • 100g of fine semolina
  • 150g of caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of orange blossom water
  • 2 eggs


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Boil the milk in a large pan over a medium heat.
  3. Slowly pour the sugar, the vanilla sugar, and the orange blossom water into the pan.
  4. When you see bubbles, pour the semolina.
  5. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon until the semolina becomes thick (not too much).
  6. Remove the pan from the heat.
  7. In a bowl whisk the 2 eggs together and pour the mixed eggs on the top of the semolina.
  8. Whisk energetically the mixture and set aside for 5 minutes.
  9. Slowly pour the semolina into each ramekin and bake for 30 minutes into the oven.
  10. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  11. Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.
  12. Before serving, put a knife under water then scrape around on the outside of the pudding, tap gently on a serving dish to dislodge.

The semolina pudding is sweet and the aroma of the orange blossom water is always nice. Sometimes I add golden dried raisins to this recipe.

Bon Appétit / Saha Frourkoum.

30 thoughts on “Caramelized Semolina Pudding

  1. sarahjmir

    caramel pudding is such a classic in pakistan, but I have never had one with semolina and orange blossom water. sounds divine!

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