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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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 The pickles sat atop upma, a savory semolina porridge studded with vegetables., "A world tour of pickles in the Bay Area and how to make them," 26 July 2019 As for cookies, they're all made with flaky semolina dough. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "How an Old School Jordanian Sweets Maker Made it to Walmart," 19 July 2019 Instead of a complete diet, the baby received various types of vegan milk, including oat, rice, buckwheat, semolina and quinoa varieties. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Malnourished Baby Dies After His Parents Only Gave Him Vegan Milk," 22 May 2017 Use a sharp knife or pizza wheel to cut semolina into 2-inch squares. Gail Monaghan, WSJ, "How To Make Gnocchi in 4 Simple Steps," 12 Apr. 2018 Sfoglini, a Brooklyn pasta maker, produces radiatori using a combination of durum semolina, rye and Rise flour. Larissa Zimberoff, New York Times, "From Brewery to Bakery: A Flour That Fights Waste," 25 June 2018 Better yet is m’smen, a square of flatbread made of wheat flour with semolina kneaded in, stretched by hand and folded repeatedly, each layer painted with butter. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "A Menu of Moroccan Tradition, and Generosity, in Brooklyn," 3 May 2018 The crust is semolina, which stays crisp and unsoggy. Pete Wells, New York Times, "A Celebration of Black Southern Food, at JuneBaby in Seattle," 15 Mar. 2018

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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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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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