Yesterday, Josie and I were shopping at Penny and found a pack of semolina that had a really gorgeous-looking pudding on the front. I mean gorgeous, like, just the right reflectiveness, wobbliness, everything. And the pack, whose side conveniently showed the recipe, was only 35 cents. Arrr. Soo good. In any case, if you need dessert and are not afraid of converting from metric, here goes:
- 125g of semolina (Weichweizengrieß in German),
- 1 liter of milk,
- 4 heaping tbsp of sugar,
- a pinch of salt,
- peels scraped off a lemon with a fine cheesegrater (Josie says that’s called “zest”),
- and an egg.
Now do the following:
- Bring the milk to a boil.
- Separate the egg white from the yolk, stir the yolk into 2 tbsp of water until smooth.
- Beat the egg white until it’s pretty stiff.
- Once the milk is boiling, take it off the heat and stir in sugar, salt, zest, and watery yolk. Bring to a brief boil, and take it off the stove.
- Fold the egg white into the mixture, pour into serving bowls and let it get cold.
Hmmmm. Oh, and while you’re at it, make lemonade from what’s left of the lemon. Don’t you remember? If life gives you lemons, … ;)