Semolina Bread mix Flour
Semolina Bread mix Flour

What is Semolina?

Semolina used in making Semolina bread is made from Durum wheat. It is commercial wheat and is widely grown these days. Durum is a Latin word that means “hard”. Durum wheat is the hardest wheat within all available species of wheat.

Semolina is the hard grain left after the milling of the wheat flour. People make pudding and rice using Semolina flour. You can also find Semolina from other grains such as rice and maize.

Is Semolina bread healthy?

Let me reiterate. Durum wheat is the hardest of all its species and makes Semolina. Because of its hardness, it takes time to get digest and moreover, Semolina has a low glycemic index. Semolina helps in weight loss and controls blood sugar. Semolina bread is good for diabetic people as well. Durum flour is high in gluten protein and fiber.

Why Semolina mix flour bread?

A combination of Whole Wheat, All-Purpose and Semolina make this combination. Semolina and Whole wheat help keeping the bread healthy whereas the all-Purpose gives the necessary softness. A bread from pure semolina will have a winey aroma, which some people might not like. Also, it is a little difficult to handle a 100% semolina bread because of the extra soft nature of the semolina. Semolina is rough when raw and after cooking it becomes extremely soft like butter.

Mixing wheat and all-purpose flour with semolina take away the winey aroma from the semolina as also makes it easier to handle the bread from kneading to cutting the slices.

 

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How to make Semolina Bread

I strongly believe that Baking is an addiction. It works like a stress buster for me. I thoroughly enjoy each and every moment spent in the kitchen while baking. I think it is with everyone who likes to bake and loves the aroma of baked goodies.

Almost every day I am on a spree of experimenting my old recipes with the latest twist to better them. My last experiment on  Tangzhong method Bread was hugely appreciated and one of my most like recipe. Time again for a new experiment.

This semolina bread recipe, again, is very simple. One can easily bake it without prior experience in bread baking. I am pretty sure that it will not disappoint anyone. The only thing you need to do for this bread is to mix all the ingredients and leave it for a few minutes. As we are using semolina for this recipe, it requires some time to soak water. After that dough is much easier to handle. Nothing can go wrong with this recipe if you follow all the steps.

I haven’t used eggs or a dairy product like milk, milk powder or butter for this recipe. So it is totally eggless and non-dairy. People who have allergy from dairy products, they should definitely try this bread recipe. I have used sesame seeds to make the bread healthy and a sesame semolina bread gives a nice visual appeal too.

Ingredients

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ItemsQuantity
Whole Wheat Flour150 gm
All-Purpose Flour100 gm
Semolina or Rava150 gm
Water250 ml
Honey1 tbs
Instant Yeast5 gm or 1tsp
Salt1 tsp
Olive Oil2 tbs
Sesame Seeds1 tsp

Instructions

In a bowl, add lukewarm water, honey, and yeast. Mix it well and set it aside to froth.

In a separate bowl, mix, whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, semolina, and salt. Make a well in the center and add the risen Yeast-water mixture and oil.

Use a spatula to mix all the ingredients. Slightly mix all the ingredients and leave it for 10 minutes (During this time semolina will soak the water, thus making easy for you to handle the dough).

After 10 minutes, take out the mixture on a dusted surface. Start kneading it till you get a very soft non-sticky dough. It will take about 10-15 minutes.

Semolina mix flour bread Dough

Keep this dough in a greased bowl and cover it with cling wrap. Let it rise until it’s doubled in volume.

To shape the loaf, take out the risen dough on a dusted surface and punch it. Spread it into a rectangular shape. Roll it tightly into a log.

Lightly grease a bread loaf tin or line it with parchment paper. Place the Dough in it. Cover it with greased cling wrap and set aside for the second rise (It will approximately take 40-50 minutes depending upon the weather conditions).

Semolina mix flour bread Dough for first rise

Meanwhile, preheat the oven at 200 degree Celsius for 10 minutes.

Before baking, brush the dough with a water-honey solution, Sprinkle some sesame seeds on top and bake it at 200 degree Celsius for 35 minutes.

Semolina mix flour bread Dough ready for bake

If your bread top is turning too much brown, Cover it with aluminum foil and continue to bake.

Once done, take out your bread loaf on a wired rack and let it cool down.

Now Slice the bread and enjoy with your choice of spreads.

Semolina mix flour bread texture

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Semolina Bread mix Flour
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Cuisine: Baked
Servings: 1 Loaf

Ingredients

  • 150 gm Whole Wheat Flour
  • 100 gm All Purpose Flour
  • 150 gm Semolina Semolina is known as Rava in Hindi
  • 250 ml Water
  • 1 tbs Honey
  • 1 tsp Instant Yeast 1 tsp = 5gm
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp Sesame seeds

Instructions

  • In a bowl, add lukewarm water, honey and yeast. Mix it well and set it aside to froth.
  • In a separate bowl, mix, Whole wheat flour, All purpose flour, Semolina and salt. Make a well in the center and add the risen Yeast-water mixture and oil.
  • Use spatula to mix all the ingredients. Slightly mix all the ingredients and leave it for 10 minutes (During this time semolina will soak the water, thus make easy for you to handle the dough).
  • After 10 minutes, take out the mixture on a dusted surface. Start kneading it till you get a very soft non-sticky dough. It will take about 10-15 minutes.
  • Keep this dough in a greased bowl and cover it with cling wrap. Let it rise until it’s doubled in volume.
  • To shape the loaf, take out the risen dough on a dusted surface and punch it. Spread it into a rectangular shape. Roll it tightly into a log.
  • Lightly grease a bread loaf tin or line it with parchment paper. Place the Dough in it. Cover it with greased cling wrap and set aside for the second rise (It will approximately take 40-50 minutes depending upon the weather conditions).
  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven at 200 degree Celsius for 10 minutes.
  • Before baking, brush the dough with water-honey solution, Sprinkle some sesame seeds on top and bake it at 200 degree Celsius for 35 minutes.
  • If your bread top is turning too much brown, Cover it with aluminium foil and continue to bake.
  • Once done, take out your bread loaf on wired rack and let it cool down.
  • Now Slice the bread and enjoy with your choice of spreads.
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4 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Sonia , ur bread recipes looks gr8 to me . I tried this recipe but just wanted to ask my first rise and second rise was gud but when I had put it in the oven it didn’t rise n the top was hard too. Can I tel me what could be the reason . And also can I add some seeds inside as well if yes then at what step . Thanks a ton

    • Hi Choti,

      I anticipate that the dough was over-proofed during the second rise. That could be one of the reason for the bread to sink and crust being too hand. Ideally the dough should only rise til the rim of the tin. Because when you put the dough in the oven for baking, it still rises and create dome.
      Yes you can add Sesame seeds, melon seeds and any other seeds of your choice. Add them when you are shape the bread after first rise and keep it for second rise.
      Hope I was able to answer your questions.
      Thanks
      Sonia

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