Semolina bread

Bread with semolina, I was quite surprised when I saw in Anudivya’s blog few days back. The post was wonderful with lovely pictures and a detailed procedure. It sounded quite easy and I decided to make it.

I have seen the semolina flour at the local grocery stores. It is a very fine powder and am sure that would yield very good results. But I used the normal semolina/rava bought from the indian grocery stores which was readily available with me that time. It was granulated and not a very fine powder. So I grinded it in a mixer to get a fine flour. I could knead that into a smooth dough. I kept checking every fifteen minutes whether it was rising. And finally I got bored. I just left as it was and went out with my son to buy some groceries and have my favourite cappuccino at McDonalds while my son munched away the french fries. And then when I returned , I saw the dough had risen beautifully. So that was three hours.

The bread came out beautiful. The crust was soft and could be neatly cut into slices. It wasn’t chewy exactly, but I loved it with my favourite mixed fruit jam. I followed divya’s recipes with minor changes here and there.

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Semolina bread Yum
  • 3 cups Semolina / Rava - (grinded to a smooth flour)
  • 1 Instant dry yeast - envelope
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup water warm
  • 1 tsp oil- (preferably olive oil, I used sunflower oil)
  • 3 cups Semolina / Rava - (grinded to a smooth flour)
  • 1 Instant dry yeast - envelope
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup water warm
  • 1 tsp oil- (preferably olive oil, I used sunflower oil)
  1. Mix together semolina flour, sugar,salt and yeast. Add warm water and knead into a smooth dough adding a little oil. Knead for 5 to 10 minutes. Then coat it with oil and keep it covered allowing it to rise for 2-3 hours.
  2. It doubles in volume. Then just fold the dough for a couple of times. Set it in a loaf pan. Allow it to rise for another 2 hours preferably.(It was already late in the night , so I couldn't wait for a long time.)So I just rested the dough for hardly an hour. But it woul be better till you wait till the dough rises to the edges of the loaf pan.
  3. Preheat the oven at 180c. Bake the bread for 35-40 minutes. Crust should be golden brown and should sound hollow when you tap it. Thats when the bread is baked.
Recipe Notes

Allow it to stand for sometime. Cut into slices. You can store in refrigerator for a longer period. Toast before you serve. Tastes great.

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  1. Mahimaa's kitchen

    looks like semolina bread is getting has come out perfect for you. as i told anudivya, it looks like a pound cake..

  2. Taste of Mysore

    Bread has come out very well Sowmya. Will try it soon 🙂

  3. hey sowmya
    great baking! it looks perfect n moist! well done (smiles)

  4. Perfect bread. You have gone a long way in baking. I’m yet to start with breads. Good job.

  5. nice looking bread sowmya..
    never heard of homemade semolina bread.
    feels like i too should start baking.. 🙂

  6. The bread looks so yummy. Its so nice to have freshly baked bread at home than buy from the stores.When I buy my oven, the first thing I will do is go into your blog for all those wonderful baking recipes. You truly are a wonderful baker sowmi.

  7. Looks delicious…can see semolina bread is getting very famous…prefectly baked…

  8. Wow that is really awesome.I have to try out soon.

  9. Bread with semolina wow looks yummy.

  10. Looks delicious! Looks like a moist cake.

  11. Sowmya lovely looking bread there..

  12. saw this on anudivya’s…and wanted to try it. now i’ve gotta!

  13. srikars kitchen

    wow… looks perfect & soft.. nice entry..

  14. I’ve never worked with semonlina in bread before but you have certainly encouraged me to give it a try.

  15. Beautiful picture with that dolop of jam.
    The bread looks delicous.

  16. Hey Sowmya the bread looks perfect, wasn’t this a good recipe,after I saw it on Divya’s blog, I tried it out and enjoyed making it too….

  17. So you gave this a shot too? 🙂 Looks good esp. with Jam.

  18. Came out perfect, very different bread indeed 🙂

  19. yummy bread! looks so good.

  20. ur bread looks perfect!

  21. Looks really good Sowmya. I am glad you enjoyed it 🙂
    One thing if I may suggest. Instead of mixing all the ingredients together, mix yeast, sugar and warm water and let it froth for 10 min (this will activate the yeast). Then adding the flour and kneading will result in a higher bread/better rise.
    Just a thought 🙂

  22. Ramya Vijaykumar

    Wow nicely baked great looking bread… I have seen many foodies baking this, should try this…

  23. Seen people making plaincake with semolina later this bread…..what an innovative idea…..

  24. Perfect! Now i have to try this too 🙂

  25. rekhas kitchen

    wow looks so soft will try soon

  26. Oh WOW Sowmya that bread is just gorgeous!! Great baking sweetie.

    Rosie x

  27. wow!, bread with rawa, quite interesting

  28. I have never come across semolina bread. That’s quite interesting.


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