semolina is  a smooth and creamy porridge, and one of my ultimate comfort foods. i love it all year round, and generally eat it drizzled with honey, or with sultanas and cinnamon. i wanted to introduce it to arty with some delicious flavours mixed in, and thought it would be a good way to include goji berries in his diet.
goji berries are a fantastic source of antioxidants, beta-carotene, vitamins, and minerals, and they’re yummy too.

semolina with dried figs, cherries and goji berries


1/4 cup semolina
1 cup milk (soy can be subbed in for dairy intolerant babies)
2 dried figs
1 tbsp dried goji berries
1 tbsp dried cherries


  • chop all dried fruit into small pieces
  • place all ingredients in a small saucepan over a low heat
  • stir constantly until mixture thickens into a porridge
  • serve warm

this makes two serves. i don’t make it in larger quantities because i prefer not to freeze it. it’s not that you can’t, it just alters the texture and makes it a bit gluggy, so you have to add more milk.

when using dried fruit, it’s worth checking how it’s been processed. some fruit is dried using sulphur which will give your baby gas. read the packaging carefully.

if you don’t have dried cherries or want to try some variations, you could sub in sultanas, currants, raisins, or even apricots.

arty thinks it’s delicious enough to put aaaaaaall over his face.