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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.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins


Poached pear:

  • 1 pear (peeled and sliced longways)
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick

Semolina porridge:

  • 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

To Top:

  • 2 tsp butter (omit if vegan)
  • Hazelnuts (toasted and halved)
  • Maple syrup (to taste)
  • Cacao (to dust)


For the poached pear:

  • Put pear slices in a small saucepan. Add brown sugar and cinnamon stick and cover with water. Bring to boil, then cover and reduce to a simmer, cooking for 30 minutes or until pear goes soft.

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!


Recipe inspired by Very Good Cook
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Czech, European
Keyword cacao, Cinnamon, Comfort Food, maple syrup, pear, Porridge, semolina, Smoothie Bowl, spiced, warm