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Tejbegríz aka Semolina Pudding - a sweet dessert for the whole family

Updated on March 31, 2014
Tejbegríz with rainbow sprinkles
Tejbegríz with rainbow sprinkles | Source

How do you like it?

5 stars from 3 ratings of Tejbegriz

About the pudding

Tejbegríz is a very easy, creamy and delicious treat that the whole family will love, once you cooked and tasted it. You don’t have to have huge cooking skills for this meal and it can be done in about 30 minutes.

As far as I know, some people around the world (even in Hungary) call it as the ‘Meal of the poor’ – as it is a very cheap food -, but in fact, many wealthy people eat it due to its sweetness and fantastic taste overall. Additionally, you can flavor it for yourself with cocoa powder, grounded cinnamon, fruits or rainbow sprinkles (cake decoration sweets).

In fact, apart from the ingredients all you need is some endurance, as the 30 minutes of stirring is not my favourite activity :).

Try it out – you won’t be disappointed!

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Cooking in progressThe ready, 'plain' pudding, what flavor should I use?
Cooking in progress
Cooking in progress | Source
The ready, 'plain' pudding, what flavor should I use?
The ready, 'plain' pudding, what flavor should I use? | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 1 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 31 min
Yields: Serves about 2-3 people


  • 1 liter milk
  • 6tbsp semolina, fine
  • 6tbsp sugar, granulated
  • something to flavor

Cooking instructions

  1. Put the milk into a pot and sprinkle the semolina into it.
  2. Start stirring and do this until the mixture boils down. Don’t try to leave the milk alone – not for even half a minute - as it will catch in the pan easily.
  3. After the mixture is ready, add the 6 tbsp of sugar into it and stir well.
  4. Turn of the heat and leave the semolina pudding to cool down a bit.
  5. After about 10 minutes, pour the cream into bowls and sprinkle cocoa powder, grounded cinnamon, rainbow sprinkles or put fruits onto its top.
  6. Enjoy!
2 serves of Semolina Pudding - My favourite: with rainbow sprinkles and Daniel's: cocoa powder (lots of it)
2 serves of Semolina Pudding - My favourite: with rainbow sprinkles and Daniel's: cocoa powder (lots of it) | Source

Nutrition facts

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 850
Calories from Fat171
% Daily Value *
Fat 19 g29%
Saturated fat 10 g50%
Unsaturated fat 7 g
Carbohydrates 136 g45%
Sugar 95 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 39 g78%
Cholesterol 78 mg26%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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      Sasha Kim 5 years ago

      Such a wonderful pudding, so versatile ^_^ The sprinkles are a fun touch! Its funny how many foods that were created by the poor out of necessity have turned around and become favorites by people all over the world. Voted up!