Tuesday 30 March 2010

povidlyanka - ukrainian semolina pudding

Povidlyanka (Повидлянка) is an ultra-sweet Ukrainian pudding that's a quick and simple dish to make on a cold evening.

I prefer the flavour of sour cherry jam, but you could use any preserve you like (blackberry, apricot or fig would also be delicious).

Povidlyanka (Повидлянка)
Based on a recipe from www.RussianFoods.com. Serves 2.

150g cherry jam
100g semolina
10g rum or Madeira
1 egg
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons flaked almonds, toasted
1. Preheat oven to 180’C. Grease ramekin with plenty of butter.
2. Beat egg.
3. Whisk in jam and rum.
4. Fold in semolina and all but a few almond flakes.
5. Pour into greased ramekin, sprinkle top with sugar.
6. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
7. Remove from oven and sprinkle remaining flaked almonds on top.


  1. I like how simple this pudding is to make. I am all about simple and delicious recipes. Looks delicious.

  2. Hey, it was really good seeing you last night! It's been a while hasn't it!

    I love the simplicity of this pudding but I'm not a fan of flaked almonds - what other nuts do you think would work well with it?

  3. cupcake - thanks!

    jen - hmmm? depends what jam you use i guess. i'd like apricot and pine nuts.

  4. Hmmm you know I have all of the ingredients for this dish at home! :O And it's turned a bit cooler which means pudding time!


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