Semolina!!! Is that a girl’s name?
Yesterday I bought a loaf of Semolina bread – OMG! amazing – it’s more chewy and sweeter than plain ol’white flour bread. But I asked my self – what the heck is semonlina? Well the word comes from Italian/Latin and means ‘bran’ and can be traced back to Proto-IndoEuropean – that means it’s an OLD OLD word. Whnich makes sense, humans have been eating wheat for a bazillion years.
So semonlina is the middlings, or coarser parts of the wheat germ – hence tougher – hence chewier. It’s also what cous-cous is @katespritz LOL
Next time you make pasta, put 1/2 semolina flour and 1/2 all purpose – it makes for a heartier pasta experience 🙂 PS. it’s not a girl’s name at all