Shira, saffron semolina pudding

  • for 4 people
  • Ready in 15 minutes
  • Easy

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11/2 tsp ghee or vegetable oil
16 raisins
12 cashew nuts, roughly chopped
5 tbsp semolina
75g unrefined caster sugar
300ml full-fat milk
Pinch of saffron strands
Toasted flaked almonds, to garnish


1. Heat the ghee or oil in a saucepan over a medium heat. Add the raisins and nuts and cook for 2 minutes. Add the semolina, turn down the heat, then cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Stir in the sugar and mix well. Add the milk and saffron and cook over a low to medium heat, whisking well, for 4-6 minutes, until the semolina is soft and thickened.
2. Serve hot, decorated with toasted flaked almonds.

From November 2005

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