This is one of the simplest desserts there is, one of those quick and easy recipes my mum would make all the time when we were little. And now it’s one of Mr A and I’s favourites – and judging by how much of it she ate, it’s also a huge favourite with Miss P, hehe.

Sweet Semolina


  • 1 litre milk
  • 1/2 cup fine semolina
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 200g prunes (roughly chopped) or sultanas

If you’re making this for adults only, soak the fruit in dark rum for 2-3 hours then drain. If you’d like this dessert to be family-friendly, then soak the sultanas in hot water for 30-45 minutes to soften them up (prunes won’t need soaking then as they’re already quite moist).

Boil your milk, then slowly add the semolina, sprinkling it over the milk whilst stirring. Stir constantly until it boils again. Add the sugar and the fruit. Stir well and cook for another 5 minutes or until the semolina is all cooked.

Pour into a serving bowl and leave to cool.

Eat warm or cold.

It was quite difficult to photograph the semolina, especially since I didn’t have a clear glass bowl to put it in and I took the pictures at night, so please excuse the dreadful photo. I promise it’s absolutely delicious :)