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Put semolina in food processor ,run for about 5 minutes==flour.. Run Kasha  in processor == whole wheat flour. You gotta improvise sometimes.


eek.gif Reminds me of an old joke: 

 

2 guys are dying of thirst in the desert. 

- I'm sooooo thirsty.

- I've heard that sucking on pebbles soothes thirst. 

- But we're in the desert, all we have is sand, there are no pebbles!

- I wish there was a river. You can usually find pebbles at the bottom of rivers. 

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Finally took some pictures. My first food photographs ever! smile.gif

 

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post #34 of 44

You should be so proud FF, they look so good....I feel like biting into one.

 

It is a great picture .

 

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post #35 of 44
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Thanks petals! I feel like biting into one myself, unfortunately they're all long gone... :( I need to make new ones!!

post #36 of 44
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Back at making makrouds, and I still cannot find medium coarse semolina anywhere.... guess I'm going to make them using farina again!

post #37 of 44

Bobs Red Mill??

 

http://www.bobsredmill.com/semolina-pasta-flour.html

 

I use it for the pizza peel.

post #38 of 44
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Bobs Red Mill??

 

http://www.bobsredmill.com/semolina-pasta-flour.html


Thanks - but that's semolina flour (fine semolina). I'm looking for medium coarse semolina. 

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Back at making makrouds, and I still cannot find medium coarse semolina anywhere.... guess I'm going to make them using farina again!

 

No, not until you try a greek specialty store, there sell  coarse semolinas there.  It is a popular greek ingredient that is used to make halva.

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No, not until you try a greek specialty store, there sell  coarse semolinas there.  It is a popular greek ingredient that is used to make halva.

Semolina in greek markets? Used to make Halva? I had no idea!!! Ok now I have to find a greek market. Thanks for the suggestion!

 

PS: Funny, I found an internet greek store, and when I look up "semolina" the only results I get are Halva! ;)

post #41 of 44

Do you have a Middle Eastern market anywhere nearby? The one in my neighborhood has farina and semolina. So do the Indian markets in the South Asian neighborhood. In the Indian markets it is called Rawa or Rava or Sooji.

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Do you have a Middle Eastern market anywhere nearby? The one in my neighborhood has farina and semolina.


Yes I do have a few, the biggest ones are Cambridge Farms and Jons, and what they label "semolina" is actually enriched semolina flour... like this: 

 

http://www.sadaf.com/sadaf-semolina-enriched-17-2976/

 


I will check out Indian stores!

post #43 of 44

@French Fries 

 

There is an enlargeable picture of the grains of Bombay Rava here:

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombay_rava

post #44 of 44
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Thanks! That looks rather coarse, but then again I don't have a reference to tell how big the grains are on that photographs. I would have to see it in person. 
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