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ISO: Fine White Wheat Semolina

DishyDiva Feb 10, 2010 04:25 AM

So I came across a recipe for Cardamom Shortbread that calls for this ingredient, which I have never heard of. Is it a type of flour? Any idea where to get it?

Thanks in advance for your help!

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    charmoula RE: DishyDiva Feb 11, 2010 05:22 AM

    Yes...semolina is flour from durum wheat, which is most often used in making pasta.

    You can find fine white wheat semolina at Indian food stores. It may be labelled "Rawa"..."Sooji" is coarser semolina.

    For sure they have it at stores in Little India - try B.J.'s Supermarket.

    1. Kagemusha RE: DishyDiva Feb 11, 2010 05:46 AM

      Regular supermarket semolina(e.g., Primo) works just fine for shortbread--it adds a pleasant crunch and keeps shortbread from becoming leaden. Usually shelved with corn meal or specialty flours in most stores.

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