Bowl of semolina bread


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Semolina is pale yellow, coarsely-ground wheat flour that can be used in a variety of dishes, from pizza to puddings. Discover more about semolina.

What is semolina?

Semolina flour is pale-yellow in colour, high in gluten and used for traditionally made pasta, pizza, bread and biscuit doughs. The term ‘semolina’ comes from the Italian for ‘semi-milled’. It consists of the coarser grains of ground hard durum wheat.


British cuisine has traditionally used soft common wheat, also called semolina, to make milk puddings, cakes and biscuits. In fact, the term ‘semolina’ also refers to a specific British pudding where the flour is cooked slowly in hot milk until smooth and creamy. It is then sweetened with sugar and served with jam or fruit.


How to store semolina

Store in a cool, dry cupboard for up to one year.