Grießschnitten – Semolina cakes

Semolina flour cakes, Griess Schnitten with tart cherries
Grießschnitten could be a snack or appetizer. I remember that my mother fixed it for us after school. We ate it with apple sauce or a berry compote. Sometimes we had it as a dinner with a potato soup beforehand

Grießschnitten – Semolina cakes

Grießschnitten – Semolina cakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 1/4 cup Semolina flour (at Amazon see below)
  • 3 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1 1/4 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • For frying: White flour and Bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • Butter for frying


  • Combine the milk, sugar and salt and bring to a boil.
  • Add the semolina flour and let it swell, get thick.
  • Stir in the egg yolk and Butter.
  • Spread the mixture on a baking sheet (on baking paper).
  • Let cool, then cut in squares.
  • Turn in white flour, then egg and bread flour, in that order.
  • Fry in hot butter (Butterschmalz)

Nutrition information

8 Servings

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