Romanian desserts from the Communist era – semolina with milk

One of the other super simple, but delicious desserts from my childhood is the semolina with milk: ready in no time and very satisfying to eat.

Semolina with milk
Servings: 2
Cooking time: 10 min
Difficulty: easy


  • 500 g of milk
  • 50 g of semolina
  • 1-2 tbsp of sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp of sour cream
  • jam or cinnamon for the top


  1. Bring the milk to a boil very slowly.
  2. Add the sugar, vanilla and pinch of salt.
  3. Pour the semolina in and mix in continuously on low to medium fire for max 5 min.
  4. Add the sour cream.
  5. Pour it in two bowls and let it cool.
  6. Top it with jam or cinnamon (or both) and serve warm or completely cold and refrigerated.