my sick stomache is slowly recovering and i want to thank you all for your kind words! right now i am having my first coffee in over a week (and i am usually a total coffee person). i am taking little sips of heaven! coffee is divine!
regarding all your tips about a stomache-friendly dish i decided to go with a sweet one (lacking a soup hen) for a start. so i am preparing a big pot of a sweet porridge-style semolina dessert. i am making it not too sweet though. i still need to give my belly a break and i don't want to kickstart my digestion - baby steps, everyone! because i learned from experience that bowel cramps are no piece of cake!
mmmmh ..... cake! but no, silly me! let me get back to my semolina-dish instead!
as a child i was not a big fan of semolina, although it is a big part of bavarian and bohemian (hence mühlviertler) cuisine. whenever we would have a main dish made of semolina little gerda would go on strike! like a little suppenkaspar i'd yell "i hate semolina! i HATE semolina" ... and i would run straight to my room and pout all day long. or at least until supper.
do you know the suppenkaspar? it is a story in the (very cruel!) german children's book struwwelpeter. oh yes, i hated that book too! die geschichte vom suppen-kaspar (the story of augustus who did not have any soup) begins as kaspar, a healthy, strong boy, proclaims that he will no longer eat his soup. over the next five days he wastes away and dies. VERY questionable stories for little children, if you ask me ...
again, i am drifting off! now let me really get back to my semolina-dish! it is easy, quick, and it tastes really good. and above all it totally soothes my stomach.
30 g semolina
300 ml milk
50 g yoghurt
(serves one person)
- core, peel and dice an apple and cook in a little water until tender. add cinnamon and mash the pieces up when they're done
- in a small saucepan, stir together milk and sugar (as much as you may like, i took one teapoon) and bring to a boil
- immediately remove from the heat
- stir in semolina and return to the stove
- bring to a boil over medium heat and stir until thickened
- remove from heat again and stir in the yoghurt
- pour in a bowl and top with the apple sauce
the yoghurt adds a fresh touch to the dish, but you can skip the yoghurt altogether if you like.
semolina - friend or foe? i can see why i changed my mind- semolina is just too delish!