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#1 Thu 05 Apr 07 5:24pm

dougliz

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What is semolina flour?

Hiya - I was wonderign if anyone knows what semolina flour is?

Sainsburys in Derby had no idea of what Pasta or Semolina flour were but a quick forum search has shown me that Pasta flour is available in TESCO smile

In the meantime I picked up some McDougalls 00 pastry flour and will sift it before use.

I also bought some Semolina - but it is the same stuff as you use to make pudding! Not very flour like.  Can anyone guide me on Semolina Flour?

Many thanks.
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#2 Thu 05 Apr 07 7:17pm

SonomaEddie

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Re: What is semolina flour?

Semolina is a hard wheat (durum) flour that is used to make the factory made boxed pastas such as spaghetti, penne etc..  And, yes, it is the same flour used to make the pudding.
I have seen some recipes in which semolina and reg flour are used together. 
I usually use 00 flour and eggs when I make pasta.  I only use semolina when making Orecchiette but I'm sure there are other homemade pastas which call for its use.
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#3 Thu 05 Apr 07 8:44pm

dougliz

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Re: What is semolina flour?

Cool - thanks for the reply, I'll use 00 for most stuff I guess - anyone in the UK know where to buy semolina flour?

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#4 Wed 11 Apr 07 6:35pm

smither

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Re: What is semolina flour?

I usually use 50% Tipo 00 and 50% Semolata di grano duro. I get these from a great Italian deli in Woking but guessing you're in Derby I doubt that will help you.

However it is available online from www.limoncello.co.uk at £2.50 for 1Kg.

Hope this helps and enjoy some fantastic pasta. smile

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#5 Wed 11 Apr 07 7:02pm

dougliz

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Re: What is semolina flour?

smither - top man!  Will be enjoying delicious pasta shortly!

Managed to make some (after a bottle of wine watching the Gennaro clip) but my egg was too small (a free range medium) and the dough was a bit too dry and difficult to roll (tried a rolling pin) so the end result was tough, rubbery and too thick!!! 

However I am determined to nail good, quick pasta!
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#6 Thu 12 Apr 07 9:16am

smither

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Re: What is semolina flour?

No worries - Good luck.

Next time try adding an extra yolk if the pasta is a bit dry.

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#7 Sun 17 Feb 08 11:26pm

greendwa

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Re: What is semolina flour?

hi everybody out there,doese anyone know who sells any of the semolina flour ranges in the humberside/hull area wether it be a big supermarket chain or smaller shop cos I'll be dammed if I can find it in any shop around hear.

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#8 Mon 18 Feb 08 10:07am

SusanneH

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Re: What is semolina flour?

It might be sold under a different name.
Semolina is Italian for the coarse meal of durum wheat.

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#9 Mon 18 Feb 08 1:20pm

MJ72

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Re: What is semolina flour?

Im sooo confused and pasta machine has just arrived!!  I had a look yesterday at Flour in my local Morrisons but they only had SR and Plain and Wholemeal flour.

Am I right in thinking I need either Semolina / Durum Wheat or 00 Flour for my pasta??

Can I use McDougals Plain flour?  I find the McDougalls SR flour is extra fine for baking and my cakes are always better with that than other brands, so Im wondering if I can use their plain flour instead?

Or is there another brand in the UK that I can use!  HELP!!

Thanks
Mandy
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#10 Mon 18 Feb 08 1:27pm

JennyR

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Re: What is semolina flour?

Doves farm do a pasta flour.

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