Semolina (Durum) is a high-protein wheat flour that is used in pastas. In these free-form loaves, the semolina flour is paired perfectly with the sesame seeds to provide a wonderful aroma and flavor.
I really like this method. It simplifies the bread making process by reducing the amount of hands-on preparation time and the rising time required to make beautiful artisan loaves. It truly is artisan bread in five minutes.
You might enjoy some of these other Italian Bread recipes.
Italian Semolina Bread
- 3 cups lukewarm water
- 1 1/2 T granulated yeast (2 packets)
- 1 1/2 T Kosher salt
- 3 cups Durum flour
- 3 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 to 2 tsp Sesame seeds for sprinkling on top
- Cornmeal for dusting the pizza peel (I used parchment paper)
- Cornstarch wash