Tuesday, July 17, 2012

BWJ - Semolina Bread



This week's Baking with Julia challenge transports us to Italy to make rustic Semolina Bread.  Our hosts are Renee of The Way to My Family's Heart and Anna of Keep It Luce.

This bread was straight forward enough to make.  Melbourne was even blessed with sunshine on the day I made this bread, so it rose like a beauty.  Here's a peek inside:



The texture of the bread was coarser than bread made with plain flour because of the semolina, but still tasty.

To see how the other BWJ bakers fared, visit the LYL section of the website.

29 comments:

Flourchild said...

My slashes are way off..Your bread looks good. I did not get the rise I thought I would but it tasted great!

Cher Rockwell said...

Very nice. This was a nice dough to work with.
In the Northern Hemisphere, we seem to be having a bit too much heat :-)

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I have a big bag of semolina which I'm not sure what to do with! Perhaps something like this!:D

Kari said...

I really need to get me some semolina!

Cathleen said...

Looks good! I see it with melted butter with a good cup of coffee.

Cindy said...

Beautiful loaf! This was a perfect TWD pick, we loved it.

Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes said...

Very nice loaf! This is a great bread, glad you liked it!

love2dine said...

that would be a great loaf for breakfast.

smarkies said...

Your loaf really rose lovely - unlike mine!
Glad you liked it.

oneclevermom said...

Mmmm. I must have rolled mine the wrong way, it was a circle loaf instead of oblong... Oh well. Your looks beautiful!

Cynthia L. said...

Great looking bread and wonderful photo! My bread ended up in a loaf pan because it was spreading too much! Thanks for sharing.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

i thought this was tasty, too. good for toast!

yummychunklet said...

Great looking loaf! Good to hear about the sunshine.

Marlise said...

I am jealous of how nicely your loaf puffed rose. Mine is a pancake. But it was tasty!

Kayte said...

Looks wonderful, Gaye...just really nice inside and out. I have made bread several times with semolina and am not a big fan of it, so I thought I wouldn't make this, but after seeing yours, maybe I should reconsider. I love baking bread.

Johanna GGG said...

I've started putting some semolina flour in my pizza bases - did you add the semolina flour or the grainier one - looks good and it has been nice to have a few sunny days lately

Blond Duck said...

I've never tried it!

Mary Hirsch said...

We all seemed to like this recipe. Yours rose a bit more than mine but I "slashed" early. Damn, I hate that when it happens. Nice job and I am glad you are having sunny days.

Teresa said...

I like the look of your slashes - makes the bread look really appealing. We skipped this one, as three recipes in one month would have been a little difficult to schedule together.

Guru Uru said...

Your bread looks professional my friend, how lovely :D
And delciioius!

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

Judy said...

Your bread looks lovely; my slashes got lost in the baking and it didn't rise a lot. Still, I liked this bread.

Gracie said...

Yum, your bread turned out great!

oneclevermom said...

Your bread looks delish! Beautiful! I love the name of your blog, by the way!

Blond Duck said...

Happy Wednesday!

Cathleen said...

I have only just started making bread, and I've got to say, it's a lot of fun! Yours looks delicious!

Lizzy said...

Boy, you got a great rise! Looks like a perfect loaf!

Kathy said...

Gorgeous bread…looks delicious!!

Margaret said...

i loved the chewy-ness of this bread. Yours looks just right. The semolina texture reminded me of cornbrad.

Pacheco Patty said...

Beautiful job on your semolina bread, the slashes look perfect and you did get a nice rise, it must have been delicious;-) Looks like you've been busy with FFWD and TWD this month, I am so behind!