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I remember loving this as a child, and my children enjoy this cereal.
Preparation time:
5 min
Cooking Time:
15 min
Ready In:
20 min
Level of Difficulty:
Very Easy

Portuguese Semolina Cereal (Papas) Recipe - Portuguese Recipes

Portuguese Semolina Cereal (Papas) Recipe

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Fri, Oct 2, 2015, 22:09
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7 cups milk1 and 1⁄2 cups of semolina1⁄2 cup of sugar1 dash of saltCinnamon, for sprinkling
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    1. In a saucepan, heat the milk on medium heat until hot.
    2. Add the semolina, sugar and dash of salt and stir well.
    3. Stir the semolina every few minutes to avoid creating lumps. The semolina is ready when the cereal leaves a pattern on the top for several seconds when you are stirring it (approximately 10 minutes).
    4. Spoon the semolina into 8 oz pyrex dishes then sprinkle the top with cinnamon. The cereal will continue to firm up as it cools.
    5. Cover and refrigerate when cool. 
    Recipe & Photo Credit: Chef Gorete *


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