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 durum wheat fine semolina
  • 150g of caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of orange blossom water
  • 2 eggs


  1. Preheat the oven to 170C degrees.
  2. Boil the milk in a large pan over a medium heat.
  3. Add 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 smooth (not thick).
  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 3 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 or lemon zest or orange zest!

Bonne Degustation / Saha Frourkoum.

30 Comments Add yours

  1. Sandhya says:

    Adding semolina to this pudding sounds delicious. Your pictures are awesome!

    1. Thank you so much Sandhya! 🙂

  2. I’ve always favored the flavor of orange. Yes, please! 🍓

    1. I agree with you the smell and the taste are unique! 🙂

    1. Thank you very much Aruna! 🙂

  3. Ginger says:

    They look amazing – I will have to give them a try someday soon!

    1. Thank you so much Ginger. I hope you will like it! 🙂

  4. Sara I Saqib says:

    My tummy, she rumbles! Pleases do share what you plan on making for eid would love some inspiration ☺️

    1. Thank you for your kind words Sara. Surprise for Eid 😀

  5. chef mimi says:

    Oh, I bet these are fabulous! I don’t think I’ve had anything similar!

    1. Thank you so much Mimi. The semolina brings a delicious rustic texture to this pudding! 🙂

  6. sarahjmir says:

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

    1. Sarah, semolina is a part of our food culture (bread, sweet treat, soup and much more…). I would love to try your version! 🙂

  7. Oh my gosh! They are so cute and so~ delectable! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Fae. They were very yummy! 😉

  8. Linda Fernandes says:

    Woooooow drooling

    1. Thank you so much Linda! 🙂

      1. Linda Fernandes says:

        My Pleasure dearie 🙂

  9. This is lovely…like the use of Semolina in this recipe:))

    1. Thank you so much Shy! 🙂

  10. Great to learn about a whole new cuisine! This pudding looks and sounds great.

    1. Thank you Stefan. Very easy to make and so refreshing with this hot summer! 🙂

  11. These look really delicious Linda! Love the use of orange blossom water to give that subtle perfumed flavour and scent – beautiful!

    1. Thank you so much Margot. A very easy and simple cake. Not too much sweet and flavorful! 🙂

  12. This is lovely especially with the semolina!

    1. Thank you so much, Lynz! 🙂

  13. Oumzakari says:

    Hello Linda 💐sincerely it is simple, easy and delicious cake 👌👍

    1. Thanks a lot Oumzakari, I really appreciate your kind comment! xx

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