Most French children have a memory of semolina cake, either made by their mum or bough from the shop. I have this fond memory of a semolina cake with chocolate ganache from the brand Yabon that I just couldn’t resist. Unfortunately, nowadays we can’t find decent semolina cakes in France anymore as they have “changed” the recipe (replacing natural ingredients with cheap processed ones to increase their bottom line as usual). But anyway, nothing beats homemade so here is a nice recipe to turn back the time…
Source: Espace Recettes Thermomix
125 g fine semolina
1000g whole fat milk
1/2 vanilla pod
Pinch of salt
90g dark chocolate
- Put the butterfly whisk in the bowl.
- Add the milk, sugar, semolina, seeds scraped from the vanilla pod and salt.
- Cook for 11 min/100c/speed 1.
- Add the eggs and cook a further 4 min/100C/speed 3.
- Pour out into a dish and let it cool down before refrigerating a couple of hours to set.
- Meanwhile, make the ganache: in a clean and dry TM bowl, break the chocolate into chunks and grate 5 sec/speed 6.
- Add the cream and melt for 3 min/50C/speed 2, scraping down the sides half way through.
- Let it cool and thicken before pouring over the semolina cake.