Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Ahhhhhh Semolina!

Our 15 month old son is starting the terrible two's early, and for a few days would not eat the food I tried to feed him.  He had been eating the same meal as us, just vitamized, but for some reason, he put his foot down and said loudly 'nnnnnnnnnnnnno!'  I was tearing my hair out until my husband remembered something he used to eat as a child - semolina. 

We can buy 1 kilo of Semolina for $3.00.  We only use 1/4 of a cup of the stuff, so it will last ages.  Little LJ loves it, for a week he ate nothing else but Semolina with a piece of fruit mixed in. His favourite is with banana.  Yesterday he was feeding himself with a spoon in one hand and using his fingers on the other hand, he just couldn't get enough of it.  I have attached a photo for your entertainment.

To make the Semolina, put in 1/4 cup semolina to a saucepan with 1 1/4 cups of milk and about a heaped tablespoon of sugar.  Cook until the mixture thickens and pour into bowls.  This is enough for two meals for LJ.  I then cut up a piece of fruit and mix it in to each bowl.  I use bananas, sultanas, plums, stewed apple or nectarines, but any fruit could work.  Just be adventurous. 


  1. LJ is a gorgeous boy even when he is covered in food.

  2. What a beautiful picture, but can you enlighten me as to what Semolina is, it sounds like salmonela to me, which is food poisoning!!!!!!

  3. Semolina is 100% wheat. When made up, it tastes a bit like custard, with a slightly more grainy consistency. I don't really like it, but whatever works. The nutrition information on the back says that it has 3g of protein, 20.1g of carbohydrates and 0.9g of dietary fibre. When fruit is added, I am hoping it is reasonably healthy. Uncle Tobys Weetbix has very similar nutritional information, just a few more grams of dietary fibre, so add fruit and I believe its just as good.