I saw this in the chilled section of the supermarket and thought to myself, “cinnamon sugar? I’ll give that a go!”. So here we are… Let’s find out what this Grießpudding Zimt und Zucker from Müller is all about!
Now I already knew this was going to be a semolina pudding going in. I buy Rosengrieß, a fine semolina, to add to my pizza doughs. The thing is, I’ve never had semolina as a pudding before. I’ve heard my parents complain about their experiences with it at the school kitchen – “like frogspawn” is a descriptor that stayed with me! Even so, I figured it was fair to give it a try. I mean, it has cinnamon with it. How bad could it be?
Pulling back the lid and I wasn’t exactly reassured…
This dessert is a sharp reminder that looks can be deceiving. I bloody loved it!
I’d expected gritty and lumpy unpleasantness, but actually it’s relatively smooth and creamy on the tongue. In fact, it’s very thick and far more like the rice pudding I’d hoped for (rather than the one I got).
On first sniff (totally a thing) the cinnamon sugar smells really potent. There’s plenty of spice and it’s so good, I couldn’t wait to get it mixed into the semolina pudding.
It might look like there’s not all that much of it but I happened to think it was the perfect amount. It doesn’t oversweeten the Grießpudding and there’s enough of the cinnamon flavour that it doesn’t get lost.
It’s not the most pleasant looking dessert (understatement?) but it’s actually great.
I’m completely amazed but I really do like it. It’s a rich, thick and creamy dessert with a really pleasant, definite cinnamon flavour.
Nutritional info can be found over here at the Müller website, for the curious.