Article Contents

  • 1 Manna from heaven, or food for the feasts
  • 2 Subtleties cooking
  • 3 Delicious recipes
    • 3.1 on milk
    • 3.2 bananas
    • 3.3 with strawberries

For this porridge is well established democratic title.It seems impossible to spoil it!To obtain a liquid, you can simply add more water or milk, and at the very end of cooking, when suddenly thickens.For greater thickness can boil a little longer, and you get what you need!Semolina water and milk so unpretentious, that most of us have no idea how to cook it properly.But in ancient Russia it was considered the whole art!It is no coincidence.

Manna from heaven, or food for the feasts

Perhaps the term "manna" and come to us from the Bible.But Russian culture it is stuck against semolina.Until the Soviet period it was considered not just a "delicacy", and food for the holidays, banquets.In the XII century the word porridge, which refers specifically to the semolina, associated exclusively with the solemn feasts.Krupa was

not available to the common people, so how to cook only a few knew semolina.

reason for such a narrow spread of cereals production equipment was.Rather, the flour, semolina because it is a product of wheat processing.Tu grind finely-finely and passed through a sieve.Most tiny grains sieved and packaged as flour.A slightly larger, that pass through the sieve is not selected and called semolina.

So, in the XII century, which includes the first mention of the product in the Russian chronicles, grinding technology was very expensive.She remained so very long, up to the Soviet period, when the mill was a lot of bread became a "property of the people."Since then, semolina and went out into the world, but her cooking traditions has survived.Therefore, and cook it as necessary.According to culinary theorists, for example, the famous Russian historian and chef William Pokhlebkin, completely losing the taste and benefits of the product.

Subtleties cooking

Do not think that the question of how to boil the liquid porridge, is extremely simple and is like art.It has some subtleties that are important to consider.Thanks to their compliance with the dish will turn out and without lumps, and without one most hated "skin" that everyone remembers from childhood.

  • proportions of semolina in milk and water - the basis of good food .That it turned out to measure liquid, 500 ml of water (milk), use 100 grams of cereal.
  • Pour grits through a sieve .So you eliminate the appearance of lumps in the dish.Munk need to dispel over the boiling liquid and stir vigorously.
  • Stir without stopping .It is important that the grains do not stick together in clumps, and pap not become attached to the bottom of the pan.
  • Cook quickly .On the question of how much to cook porridge, professional chefs say: no more than two minutes!Pour the grits into the pan, stir vigorously, and turn off after 2 minutes.Then cover with a lid and wrap a towel.It was under the influence of steam porridge should be up to readiness.Incidentally, the temperature higher than the liquid itself at reflux, whereby the grains swell faster.Serve the porridge can be 10 minutes after the "steam bath".
  • Add extra ingredients after readiness porridge.A good choice for breakfast will cook porridge with milk and add the butter, honey, fruit or bananas.Each ingredient is perfectly combined with the delicate flavor of the main product.But it is possible, by preparing properly gruel, and you do not want to flavor it with something else other than butter!
The same hateful scum on the surface of the cereal appears due to prolonged cooking.While cereal boils, it starch and protein are destroyed, which then float to the surface.This product is no longer useful vitamins and valuable protein, its consistency too thick, and the taste is lost.Therefore, do not exceed the time-keeping of cereals on the fire!

Delicious recipes

product Unpretentiousness manifested in its preparation and the possibility of a gas stove, and a microwave in absolutely any dish, with any additives.But only in the pan, and under its own steam croup comes Ideally, for optimal consistency.Grains will be retained intact, recognizable, and the taste - rich and wealthy.

But if you do not have time or desire to warm up the milk on the stove and stir the porridge, you can use the microwave.The easiest recipe for semolina liquid - mix a glass of cold milk with two teaspoons of sugar and a pinch of salt, add 2 tablespoons of grits and put in 1.5 minutes in the microwave.After the beep, add a piece of butter and put a further 1.5 minutes.Fast dish is ready.

We try how to cook porridge right, using the advice of professional chefs.So we know what the true taste of cereals, which in Russia was considered the food of the rich and "manna from heaven".


milk fine meal for the children's breakfast, on the preparation of which will take a minimum of time.

you will need:

  • milk - 500 ml;
  • semolina - 100 g;
  • butter - 20 g;
  • sugar - 2 tbsp.spoon.


  1. Bring milk to a boil.
  2. Pour grits into a sieve, gradually "Is" over a saucepan, stirring constantly.
  3. Boil 2 minutes, still stirring.
  4. Turn off the gas, cover the pan with a towel.
  5. Add a knob of butter and sugar, stir and serve after 10 minutes.

Similarly, prepare porridge on the water after cooking to flavor it can not sugar, and salt and onion zazharki.This breakfast may seem unusual, but it is in this form of croup often served in the old Russian cuisine.


This option monkey with a banana will allow to diversify the children's menu.And perhaps reconcile with her adult, in memory of which remained unloved semolina porridge from kindergarten canteen.

you will need:

  • milk - 1 liter;
  • semolina - 200 g;
  • butter - 50 g;
  • bananas - 2 medium-sized fruit;
  • sugar - 3 tbsp.spoon.


  1. Remove the oil, let soften at room temperature.
  2. Boil the milk, reduce heat and slowly sprinkle in the rump.Stir for 2 minutes.
  3. Add sugar, stir, remove from heat, leave the lid.
  4. Beat the bananas with butter.
  5. Pour banana mixture into the pudding, mix.

This recipe is delicious and healthy.Banana Breakfast saturate valuable elements, because it is rich in potassium and vitamins.The fruit is well absorbed and maintains a feeling of satiety for a long time.

with strawberries

summer you can try to cook semolina with fruit or berries.An excellent choice for the clover will be strawberries.Berries should be plenty to dish got rich taste.And also increase the amount of sugar, because strawberries can give rump unpleasant sourness.

you will need:

  • milk - 1 liter;
  • semolina - 200 g;
  • strawberries - 500 g;
  • sugar - 200 g


  1. Pour grits into boiling milk.Leave on low heat for a few minutes, stirring constantly.Turn off the gas cap cover with porridge.
  2. Mash strawberries with sugar.Conveniently whip ground in a blender.
  3. Pour strawberry weight porridge, laid out in a la carte dish.Serve warm.

This dish can be a delicious dessert for unexpected child table.Decorate it with whole berries can supply.

Now you know of what make semolina and what are the rules of its preparation.We hope, tasty and healthy product will meet more often at your desk!