sem·​o·​li·​na | \ ˌse-mə-ˈlē-nə How to pronounce semolina (audio) \

Definition of semolina

: the purified middlings of hard wheat (such as durum) used especially for pasta (such as macaroni or spaghetti)

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Recent Examples on the Web End with your choice of goat cheese cheesecake in a coconut macaroon crust or olive oil semolina cake with Pinnacle Farms peaches and honey gelato. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Arizona Restaurant Week Spring 2020: Here are 15 great menus to try for dine-in or takeout," 14 June 2020 Senatore Cappellii durum wheat flour semolina 7 oz. Alisha Prakash, Travel + Leisure, "18 Italian Hotel Chefs Share Their Favorite Recipes to Help You Get a Taste of Italy at Home," 6 Apr. 2020 Add semolina, 00 flour, rye flour, caraway and water to the bowl of a stand mixer with the dough hook attachment and mix until combined. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, "Nothing says comfort like pasta. Try 3 dishes from 'temporarily' closed Louisville spots," 21 Apr. 2020 The other is extruded from a dough of durum semolina and water. Maureen B. Fant, Saveur, "Real Talk: Dried Pasta is Just as Good as Fresh," 28 Sep. 2017 Drizzle about 1 tablespoon of olive oil over a 9- by 12-inch baking sheet (or other ovenproof rectangular baking dish), and sprinkle evenly with the semolina. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, "Caramelized kimchi breadsticks are an absolute crowd pleaser," 20 Dec. 2019 The dough, made of semolina and all-purpose flours, clarified butter, orange blossom water, sugar and milk, is as tender as a Scottish shortbread. Jessica Battilana,, "Repertoire: 3 irresistible recipes for your holiday cookie plate," 6 Dec. 2019 Toasty semolina and shredded coconut lend flavor and body to the traditional cake from Myanmar known as sanwin makin. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, "9 one-bowl baking recipes for your cake, bread, brownie or muffin fix," 9 Nov. 2019 Dust a baking peel, inverted baking sheet, or rimless cookie sheet with semolina. Christopher Kimball,, "Three recipes that bring out the deep flavors of eggplant," 7 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of semolina

1797, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for semolina

Italian semolino, diminutive of semola bran, from Latin simila wheat flour

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The first known use of semolina was in 1797

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“Semolina.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of semolina

: a type of wheat flour that is often used to make pasta
British : a sweet dessert made from semolina and milk

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