TwD: Baking Semolina Bread with Julia

Every time I see a recipe featuring flour other than all-purpose or cake, I always say, “I need to buy a bag and try it.” Well, this week’s TwD assignment finally made me purchase semolina flour, and my first experience with it was positive. Though, I expected as such considering the source. This bread had a nice mealy texture with an obvious yet slight hint of a pasta aftertaste. I’ve actually made this recipe twice this month in lieu of buying bread at the store because I love making roasted vegetable sandwiches with them!

FYI, the roasted vegetables from bottom to top are zucchini, yellow squash, red bell pepper, onion, and tomato seasoned with olive oil, salt, pepper and herbs de Provence. If you’d like to try your hand at this semolina bread, you can find the recipe posted by this week’s hosts: Renee of The Way to my Family’s Heart and Anna of Keep it Luce.

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  1. ambrosiana
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 06:19:01

    Isn’t it wonderful to taste a wholesome bread that gives you the sensation you are eating something so hearty and comforting!! The roasted vegetables are perfect for this sandwich! Fantastic!

  2. TrafficDiva
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 06:23:52

    I’m usually not a fan a “Veggie Sandwiches”…in fact, I avoid them! But before I actually read the post, my first thought upon seeing the photo was “Whatever’s in that sandwich, I’d eat it! The BREAD would make the sandwich!” I’ve seen several made the fancy stores (Au Bon Pain) and they are always dry and tasetless and zero flavor. i can’t believe people pay money for that! But you can have my lunch money ANY day with a sandwich like that! YUM-Y =)

  3. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 06:46:17

    This looks awesome. My mom makes Italian bread with semolina and I love using her recipe.

  4. hotlyspiced
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 06:57:21

    That’s a gorgeous looking semolina bread and I love how you’ve stuffed it with the roasted vegetables. Such variety and colour. What a great sandwich xx

  5. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 07:30:22

    Amazing vegetable sandwich! I love this idea. I am the opposite, I first buy a million different flours, and then realize there´s not enough time to use them. Have a great week!

  6. Ei
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 07:30:24

    This is one recipe that I decided to put off until after I’m moved and settled, because otherwise I’ll waste the bag of semolina flour. This picture gives me something to look forward to! (Well, I have lots of stuff to look forward to, but that’s a good-looking sandwich!)

  7. Roger Stowell
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 07:31:17

    Just an ideal snack, Roasted vegetables and polenta ( I guess it’s the same) bread, with plenty of olive oil is right up there with my favourites.

  8. Baker on the Rise
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 07:54:54

    That’s a delicious looking sandwich! I really enjoyed this bread :)

  9. thekalechronicles
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 09:04:46

    I want one of those sandwiches for lunch — and I haven’t even had breakfast yet!

  10. Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 09:17:45

    I purchased semolina a while back.. I think I was going to make pasta but gave up! Now I know what to make with it. This is a pretty loaf!!

  11. cooking-varieties (wan)
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 09:18:43

    hi yummy chunklet, your semolina bread and bread sandwich looks super delicious.. like the fillings, but never tried use squash before.

  12. Michelle Murphy Muse
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 09:38:41

    Wow your bread looks so amazing dressed up with all those colorful veges! I love it!

  13. Cher
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 09:55:18

    That’s what I call lunch!
    Looks good :-)

  14. cindy
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 09:58:12

    I’m making another loaf so I can make a sandwich just like yours! It’s a thing of beauty and delicious too!
    Have a great day.

  15. 21stcenturyhousewife
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 10:32:58

    I have used polenta in a white bread recipe, but never semolina – it sounds delicious. Your photo looks delicious too!

  16. Alice
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 11:42:27

    your bread looks great!! :) I can’t believe I missed the posting date for this one! LOL! I thought it was next week! … isn’t it great to love a new recipe with a new ingredient and get a lot of use out of it!

  17. Cynthia L.
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 11:46:22

    Your sandwich looks soooo good! We had most of the same vegetables on pasta last night! Hmm…great minds…

  18. loavesandstitches
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 12:50:35

    Yum! That sandwich looks really good.

  19. Nami | Just One Cookbook
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 13:10:07

    This is my 3rd semolina bread post, and I think it was brilliant that you made this bread into sandwich. It give us more imagination of what we can do with this delicious bread…and roasted veggies did a great job making me SUPER hungry for this! I highly doubt that I can ever make bread soon (never said never) but I might one day. Just need to boost my confidence level. =P Great post!

  20. Asmita (@FoodieAsmita)
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 13:12:45

    Hi Yummychunklet,
    This looks so yummy! I love the semolina bread and the stuffing looks great too!

  21. Christine
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 14:19:45

    Semolina is totally my favourite bread! Especially with olive oil. And might I add that’s one fine-lookin’ sandwich.

  22. Ronda
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 14:44:00

    Mmm…roasted veggie sandwich…that sounds good!

  23. Sammie
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 15:09:08

    Oh boy!! Your Semolina Bread looks amazing!! Soft on the inside and crusty on the outside! Fabulous for paninis and other sandwiches!! :)

  24. Choc Chip Uru
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 15:38:37

    This sandwich looks so ideal my friend, absolutely fantastic :D
    Loving the vegetables!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  25. isthisakeeper
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 15:39:30

    Your sandwich looks delicious :)

  26. rebeccasubbiahrebecca
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 16:35:20

    cool flour and love this sandwich roasted veg rock

  27. Simply Life (@SimplyLifeBlog)
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 17:28:45

    this bread + roasted vegggies = yes please!!! this looks like a PERFECT meal!!!

  28. ceciliag
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 18:55:22

    wow.. I have never even seen semolina bread before.. this must be so tasty.. c

  29. Baking is my Zen
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 19:46:13

    Your bread looks spectacular…bread bookends for those delicious, roasted veggies. Wonderful sight! :)

    Carmen

  30. Jill~a SaucyCook
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 20:00:33

    OMG did this photo get my salivary glands going! This sandwich looks TDF! I have used semolina flour in pizza crust, but never bread….now you are leaving me no choice but to both this bread and your sandwich! Maybe a little pesto mayo?

  31. Barb @ Profiteroles & Ponytails
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 21:31:03

    That’s impressive that you’ve made this bread twice!

  32. Mary Hirsch
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 21:34:39

    Your sandwich looks so delicious, something I could have for lunch every day – different veggies. Do you throw your vegetables on the grill? I can’t think that you’re heating up your kitchen – and I’m dealing with 111-114 degree temperature here so I don’t want to. But, I’m tempted to get those puppies roasted. I liked this bread also. I didn’t mind the three risings – always could keep busy.

  33. Ameena
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 22:07:13

    This reminds me of my favorite veggie sandwich at CPK…although this looks even more amazing!

  34. sara
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 22:16:39

    OMG, that sandwich looks amazing! Love the veggies, and bet they are incredible on homemade bread!

  35. kitchen flavours
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 23:48:12

    Your bread looks superb! I have bookmarked this to try ever since I got my book! It looks great with the roasted veggies sandwich!

  36. Baker Street (@bakerstreet29)
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 00:59:32

    Oh my! That sandwich looks amazing as does your homemade bread!

  37. Three Well Beings
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 01:25:08

    I like to bake bread, but I haven’t tried semolina flour! Your outcome looks fantastic. I’m looking forward to some Caprese sandwiches soon…this would surely work well! Debra

  38. andi
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 06:03:17

    Beautiful, I want to start to try making bread………..I’ve made a couple of recipes using yeast etc but not enough………………..andi

  39. Meenakshi
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 06:30:09

    Yummy! The sandwich looks great. I use semolina in upma and Indian dishes all the time, though I have not baked with it.

  40. machisan
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 07:06:08

    Lovely pictures and marvelous dish! I really have to experiment and cook more

  41. Cakelaw
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 07:08:37

    I really, really want one of these amazing sandwiches – what a terrific way to use the bread.

  42. Louise
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 07:22:29

    I haven’t had a great loaf of Semolina Bread in such a long time I can hardly stand it! Yours looks heavenly, Yummy and that sandwich looks even better!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing…

  43. Geni - Sweet and Crumby
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 07:36:53

    I haven’t baked with semolina yet but you have convince me. This bread sounds incredible and I love the roasted veggie sandwich. Yum!

  44. Lisa {smart food and fit} (@LisaNutrition)
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 08:03:31

    I love semolina bread and pasta too! Perfect sandwich for lunch! YUM!

  45. Audrey Allure
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 10:02:03

    Mmm it looks so delicious!

  46. Holly
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 10:04:00

    Your bread sounds and looks incredible! You know I’m all about fresh bread for sandwiches, right now :)

  47. Amanda
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 12:53:29

    The bread looks delicious and the sandwiches look Ah-mazing!

  48. Juliana
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 13:38:52

    I love bread with semolina…yours look fantastic…what a great luck.
    Hope you are enjoying your week :)

  49. Reem | Simply Reem
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 14:35:50

    Breads are the ultimate comfort food for me… Trust me they warm me inside out.
    This sandwich looks so yum… Veggie packed goodness…

  50. Chica Andaluza
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 16:42:02

    In Morocco we ate amazing semolina bread and I have been trrying to recreate it – this could be The One!!!

  51. Liz
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 17:12:20

    Yeah, if I had your sandwich in front of me, I would have needed to bake a second loaf! Beautifully done, my friend~

  52. atasteofmadess
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 18:24:01

    This looks delicious! I have never even heard of semolina bread before (yes, I am that much of a kitchen novice..) but I don’t know if I could pass on this bread. YUM!!

  53. Andrea
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 20:10:22

    This looks great! Great job!

  54. Cathleen
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 09:49:36

    My kind of sandwich! Love roasted vegetables. Beautiful picture.

  55. bakeawaywithme.com
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 13:12:20

    Gorgeous bread…lovely sandwich!! Definitely my kind of sandwich!!

  56. flecksofgreen
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 15:58:52

    What a healthy and tasty looking sandwich. Good for you!

  57. Chaya
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 16:07:19

    I am completely frustrated. The photos are not showing. It must be my computer. I will come back to see this bread.

  58. Chaya
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 16:08:27

    The photos are there now and they are gorgeous. Those vegetables are getting to me, as much as that delicious bread. Kudos.

  59. Balvinder
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 18:37:02

    Did you ever get a feeling of buying gluten free flour?
    Making a roasted vegetable sandwich was perfect thing to do.

  60. Anne@FromMySweetHeart
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 20:46:57

    I am just in awe of your bread baking abilities! I’ve never used semolina before so glad to hear you had a good experience with it. Love the texture of this bread!

  61. Jessica Maher (@kbelleicious)
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 21:56:11

    that sandwich looks heavenly. simply delicious. stacked with delicious ingredients and mouthwatering bread. my stomach is growling now

  62. Miriam
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 23:59:22

    That sandwitch looks fantastic!! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  63. FiSh
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 02:43:37

    very healthy and i love going vegan nowadays.. too much meat is bad for me sometimes..

    Latest: Moroccan Buffet

  64. eatinglikeahorse
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 03:41:25

    I didn’t know you could get semolina flour – I used to love the pudding, with jam, at school and can imagine it make a brilliant bread. Those sandwiches look delicious :-)

  65. Amy (Savory Moments)
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 05:53:24

    Beautiful bread and this sandwich looks so light and perfect for a summery dinner!

  66. mireia
    Jul 22, 2012 @ 15:09:36

    I’m trying to remind myself why I didn’t do this recipe…

  67. Inger Wilkerson
    Jul 24, 2012 @ 21:15:00

    I would totally eat this sandwich (and I’m not a sandwich person)!

  68. sally
    Jul 25, 2012 @ 08:57:43

    I’ve used lot of different types of flours, but never semolina. I’ll have to try it out.

  69. teaandscones
    Jul 25, 2012 @ 10:08:08

    And I ws thinking it would be a perfect bread for Muffalattas!! This was a great chewy bread. Yours looks perfect!

  70. Erin E
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 19:44:02

    Yum! Roasted veggie sandwiches sound great! We really enjoyed this bread also!

  71. jora
    Aug 11, 2012 @ 14:06:56

    Your sandwich is gorgeous. I agree, this would be great sandwich bread.

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