Monday, 22 June 2009

Semolina / Farina / Cream of Wheat

English Name: Semolina / Farina / Cream of Wheat
Common Indian Name (Hindi): Suji/Rava
  • Semolina is the endosperm or heart of the durum wheat kernel - a hard wheat variety with very high gluten content and high protein to carbohydrate ratio. Durum wheat is more coarsely ground than other flours. The milling process separates the endosperm from the rest of the grain.
  • Semolina made from durum wheat is yellow in color. In the United States, flour coming from softer types of wheat is known also as farina or by the trade name Cream of Wheat.
  • Semolina can also be used to make pizza, bread, pasta and gnocchi and is added to biscuits to give a lovely texture.

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