Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Semolina Bread TWD/BWJ


Stepping outside my comfort zone often happens as a result of being in a baking group. Take Semolina flour for instance. I've been baking for over 35 years and never used it. Does one admit such things on a public blog?? But I'm happy I accepted the challenge because this bread was delicious. I will make it often.


This is not a quick recipe but it is not a difficult recipe either. It comes together easily in your food processor or mixer. It does have 3 rising times, each for about 2 hours. But patience pays off with a beautiful loaf of sunny, slightly nutty bread. It was perfect with a bowl of Cream of Broccoli Soup.
Our hostesses this week are Anna, she blogs at Keep it Luce, and Renee from The Way to My Family's Heart check their blogs for the complete recipe.

Now that I think about it I did decrease the salt a bit. The recipe called for 2 teaspoons of salt, I cut it down to 1 1/2 teaspoon. I think it would have been fine either way. I also made White Loaves while I had things out. 3 beautiful loaves of bread in one day--what a treat!

25 comments:

Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes said...

Well, I already made the bread, can I have some of the soup? Beautiful loaf!

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Cindy, your bread looks absolutely stunning and perfect! Glad it was such a huge success for you!

Have a wonderful week!

Cher Rockwell said...

Gorgeous loaf!
I love that these groups are always getting me to try new things. Some are winners, and some are not - but the journey has been fun :-)

homemadeandwholesome said...

Now that is one beautiful loaf! Nice job :) Stepping out of your comfort zone seemed to suit you today!

Lizzy said...

Your loaf looks PERFECT! I want to reach in and tear off a slice :)

smarkies said...

Your bread looks absolutely gorgeous! Glad it went well for you!

Flourchild said...

Wow your bread looks amazing! I am glad mine turned out ok..all those steps had me worried I would mess it up;)

Cynthia L. said...

I am very impressed with your bread. Mine was not so pretty! It did have a wonderful taste though. I bet it was wonderful with your soup!

Cathleen said...

What a beautiful loaf! You obtained a great rise on yours. Will make for great sandwiches I'm sure.

guineapigfood said...

Nice loaf! Looks delicious :-)

Kayte said...

You did a beautiful job on this loaf. I'm not the biggest semolina fan in the world (and I have made several loaves with it) so I thought I would not make this one, but after seeing yours, I might change my mind as yours is gorgeous, just really beautiful bread. Kudos to you!

Marlise said...

So puffy and beautiful. Great job!

Zoe said...

Seems like this is a must-bake bread. It looks very soft and beautiful :D

Janis said...

I think your loaf was a success! The crumb looks very soft and tender too :-)

Mary Hirsch said...

I love the name of your Blog, Cindy. And, your bread, beautiful. Three loaves, you're overdoing it, my dear. Although it's 110 degrees where I am presently, I love broccoli soup. Ever since I joined French Fridays and Tuesday, both with Ms. Greenspan, I've been doing a lot of things I've never cooked, baked, or made before. And, I will admit to more than 35 years in the kitchen. Well done.

Teresa said...

Nice job! I'm enjoying seeing the various shapes and slashes folks chose for this bread. We skipped this recipe (saving it for the next catch up Tuesday), but I'm sort of wishing we hadn't now that I've seen everyone's lovely loaves.

Cakelaw said...

Your loaf turned out great Cindy! That's what I love about blogging - you learn something new every day.

Baking is my Zen...sweet nibbles for the soul said...

Cindy,

Your bread came out beautiful. One can never have too much bread...in my opinion :) It's oh, so good!

Carmen
http://bakingismyzen.wordpress.com/2012/07/17/twd-baking-with-julia-semolina-bread/

oneclevermom said...

Three loaves! Wowie. Your bread is so puffy and pretty with the slash marks you made!

Barbara Bakes said...

What a beautiful loaf. It looks so light and fluffy.

Danelle said...

Yum! It looks so light and fluffy. I've never baked with semolina flour either, but I may have to try it after seeing your beautiful loaf of bread.

createdbycarlene.com said...

Your loaf was beautiful. I love how you shaped it.

Gloria - The Ginger Snap Girl said...

Your bread looks perfect. Hubby has been making a lot of bread and pasta lately and he uses semolina in pasta. I'll have to recommend he use to make me some homemade bread! ;)

TeaLady said...

Lovely loaf! I loved the chewy-ness of this bread and the texture the semolina added.

oven chaos said...

Your bread is a proof that it is so rewarding to step out of our comfort zones sometimes! Lovely bread!