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Offline Christopher

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fine semolina flour
« on: September 13, 2005, 01:02:09 PM »
hey, guys,
curious as to where i can purchase or who produces fine semolina flour. i can always find what seems to be coarse ground semolina. can i use this instead?

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Christopher


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Re: fine semolina flour
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2005, 01:20:53 PM »
hey, guys,
curious as to where i can purchase or who produces fine semolina flour. i can always find what seems to be coarse ground semolina. can i use this instead?

thanks,
Christopher
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Re: fine semolina flour
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2005, 05:40:01 AM »
Semolina flour is durum flour with extract of 75 to 82%
coarse ground semolina is just ground semolina with 100% extract

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Re: fine semolina flour
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2005, 07:49:50 AM »
thanks, guys.
are you saying i could use a durum flour like KA Durum as a substitute? the semolina i curently have is like sand, not superfine.
could i use what i have or will that cause a gritty texture?

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christopher

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Re: fine semolina flour
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2005, 09:01:40 AM »
Christopher,

The semolina I have on hand came from the bulk bin at Whole Foods so I have no idea what degree of coarseness it is. Since I have also seen the Bob's Red Mill brand sold at Whole Foods, I called their 800 number to see what their semolina is. I was told that it is coarse, not fine.

I used my semolina recently in a dough and I couldn't detect any "grittiness" in the finished crust whatsoever. I would just try what you have and see what happens.

Peter

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Re: fine semolina flour
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2005, 10:18:24 AM »
There is no fine semolina flour as such
There is durum flour, there is fine semolina and coarse semolina both of these are ground and confused with semolina flour which is durum flour wherever you go it is still called as such
However you can use fine or coarse semolina  for your breads it is fine
 

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Re: fine semolina flour
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2005, 10:20:17 AM »
does anyone know what the caputo pasta flour is?

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Re: fine semolina flour
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2005, 11:52:32 AM »
thanks everybody for stepping in and clearing that up for me. :)  i will use what i have and try out the recipe from i carusi and see how it is. anyone tried this recipe yet?

thanks,
christopher


 

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