Semolina got its name from the Italian word Semola, meaning Bran. Italians have been using semolina for ages to make their pasta. However, sometimes they use semolina for baking their bread. Semolina-based pasta gets you an unbeatable taste and texture.
Can you make a cake with semolina,
And the answer is Yes. I have made a cake using semolina and it turned out to be really yum. Try the recipe.
Raw semolina gets infected with worms easily. So I roast the semolina before storing it. Roasting increases its shelf life.
- Roasted semolina meant higher shelf life
- This semolina contains added goodness of Wheat Bran.
Both were good enough reasons to call it my following recipe.
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Roasted Semolina with Wheat Bran
FoodThink roasted semolina is medium coarse semolina with a golden brown texture. It contains wheat endosperm and parts of the wheat grain.
Nutritional Value of Semolina per 100g
PS: Wheat Semolina is NOT gluten-free.
While addressing a crowd at an event, I talked about roasted semolina's benefits. One baking enthusiast asked me a question. Is semolina healthy?
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Is semolina healthy?
Semolina is derived from wheat, and therefore it contains gluten. Because of this, it is not suitable for people with gluten disorders or wheat allergies.
Semolina flour is made from ground durum wheat and is an excellent source of protein, fiber, and B vitamins. It has many potential health benefits, such as supporting weight loss, heart health, and digestion.
People who are allergic to gluten may not be able to tolerate semolina in their diet. But if there are no such limitations adding semolina to the diet has a lot of health benefits.
Benefits of Semolina
- Semolina is made from wheat, which takes time to digest. This helps you feel full longer and prevents you from overeating.
- Semolina is a good source of two vital vitamins: E and B. Both, as we know, are essential for good immunity from disease.
- Semolina is a quick and nourishing energy source for those who lead an active lifestyle.
- Semolina improves kidney function thanks to its potassium content.
- High iron content keeps bones strong and helps to beat anemia.
- Bran is a rich source of fiber and aids in digestion.
- The low glycemic index makes it ideal for people with high blood sugar.
- The trace minerals in semolina, such as phosphorus, zinc, and magnesium, are beneficial for the health of your bones and nervous system.
Potassium and phosphorus are essential minerals that help keep your body functioning correctly. Potassium helps move nutrients into your cells and keeps your heartbeat regular, while phosphorus helps the body break down carbs and fats and keeps your kidneys in good shape.
Baking with Semolina
I tried testing this product by making a savory semolina muffin recipe. The recipe came out perfect in the first go.
In my recipe, I soaked the semolina in water and oil. After soaking in the water, the semolina became soft. When I baked the batter, the outer layer became crispy, and the crumb was highly moist.
Semolina doesn't have its own flavor but how wonderfully it absorbs the flavor of other ingredients used with it defines its quality.
This roasted semolina with wheat bran by Foodthink absorbed all the flavors while used with vegetables and spices. Finally, the muffins came out with a soft and spongy texture. After 2 hours of resting time, the muffins became softer.
I am thrilled with the results of this semolina and recommend you to try this.
Happy Healthy Baking.