Tante Jutta's Griessbrei -
wheat semolina porridge

Tante Jutta's Griessbrei - (Sweet semolina porridge) reminds me of the times I spent with my granny in the countryside visiting her sister. In the evenings, Aunt Jutta used to make us from time to 

time this delicious semolina porridge that we as kids just loved. Sweet with soaked raisins, vanilla and some cinnamon we enjoyed every spoonful of it and always asked for seconds. Now a few decades later I still love this soup / porridge and from time to time enjoy it even with a twist as this african bird's eye chili, blueberries and mint in the picture above show you :-) But those are just optional additions and the soup is very jummy without them as well.

Preparation time: 10 minutes 
Cooking time: at least 10 minutes
Resting time: 0 minutes
Total time needed: 20 minutes
Grade of Difficulty: standard


Serves 2

Tante Jutta's Griessbrei
/ Semolina Porridge

  • 1 liter / 4 cups of full cream milk
  • 50 grams / 1.8 oz. sugar
  • 60 grams / 2.1oz. Griess / wheat semolina
  • 1/2 cup raisins or sultanas
  • 1 vanilla pod or 1 packet of vanilla sugar
  • 1 tsp. almond extract (optional)
  • 1 tsp. banana extract (optional)
  • 1 red bird's eye chilli, chopped fine (optional)
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • fresh organic mint leaves, chopped for garnish


  • Add the milk to a pot and set the stove plate to medium heat
  • While the milk is heating up mix sugar and semolina
  • Add vanilla pod (or vanilla sugar) and raisins to the milk
  • As the milk is warming up begin to stir it regularly
  • Once it begins to boil add the sugar and semolina mix while continuously stirring the Griessbrei
  • Reduce the heat and keep stirring the semolina porridge for another 5 minutes
  • Switch off stove, add the blueberries, gently stir the berries into the porridge and serve hot in bowls
  • Sprinkle some cinnamon on top of the soup and garnish with a few blueberries and mint leaves
  • (If you like to try the porridge with some red chilli add it a minute before you serve it)

Note: If you use only 20 grams / 0.7 oz. of wheat semolina for the recipe you can turn it into a soup.

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