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Semolina

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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.

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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.

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How to store semolina

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