Semolina Porridge with Poached Pear (Krupicová Kaše)- Czechia
This creamy semolina porridge, or Krupicová Kaše, is a staple comfort food in Czechia. It is a blank canvas for your favourite toppings. We went with a combination of poached pears, toasted hazelnuts, butter, maple syrup, cinnamon and cacao.
- 1 pear (peeled and sliced longways)
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 1/2 cups milk (dairy or non-dairy)
- 1/2 cup semolina flour
- Pinch salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp allspice
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 2 tsp butter (omit if vegan)
- Hazelnuts (toasted and halved)
- Maple syrup (to taste)
- Cacao (to dust)
For the semolina porridge:
In a medium saucepan, pour in milk. Add semolina flour, salt, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg and whisk to combine.
Over medium-low heat, cook the porridge until thick, stirring constantly to keep lump-free. This will take around 10 minutes.
Remove from heat, divide into two bowls and top with butter, toasted hazelnuts, maple syrup, poached pears and a dusting of cacao. Eat while its hot!