Semolina; fuel of weekend warriors

by Blackhound   March 23, 2009  

Semolina with apple and calvados jelly


We all recall semolina with strawberry jam from school dinners, not as good a pudding as spotted dick and custard or jam roly-poly.

I was reading an article in Singletrack a couple of months ago by Matt Hart on pasta and about how it is made from durum wheat, or semolina. Now I think I knew this deep down in the recesses of my brain but never did anything with this information.

Anyway, I popped down to my local fairtrade shop and picked up a 500g packet of wholemeal semolina for 80p. Looked around on the internet for some recipes and have been having it with milk, cinnamon, honey, ginger and last week with apple and calvados jelly.

Not sure I have quite hit on the right quantities to use but using on a Friday night I am hoping that will give me a bit of extra energy on a Saturday morning.

According to Wikipedia it is 73% carbs and 1% fat.

It is certainly good value, semolina costs about 2.5p per portion.

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I clicked on the 'semolina' tag at the bottom of the story and was very disappointed to find there were no other semolina-related stories on the site. come on guys, get your act together. Where's the in-depth semolina coverage?

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posted by purplecup [233 posts]
23rd March 2009 - 23:21


 I'd forgotten about semolina… yummy. Don't fret Purplecup more semolina-based content on the way. Just thinking about it is making me hungry.

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4201 posts]
23rd March 2009 - 23:25

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Don't forget couscous either... dirt cheap, and can be made with boiling water, butter and black pepper - aces!

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posted by Morgan [60 posts]
27th March 2009 - 16:23


stop, I've had tiffin but I haven't had my lunch yet!

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4201 posts]
27th March 2009 - 16:25


Reminds me of school dinners

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posted by BananaDrama [42 posts]
30th March 2009 - 11:35


I loved school dinners!

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posted by BananaDrama [42 posts]
30th March 2009 - 11:36

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