⌄ Can cornmeal be used instead of semolina?
A finely crushed cornmeal or corn flour would work well to simulate the texture if you're using it to top your bread or keep your pizza dough from sticking to the pan.
⌄Is semolina and cornmeal the same thing?
Cornmeal and semolina are not interchangeable. Semolina is made from wheat whereas cornmeal is made from corn.
⌄What is semolina made of?
Semolina is a coarse flour manufactured from durum wheat, rather than the other common wheat variety known as common wheat. The most nourishing components of durum wheat are turned into semolina when it is milled. Due to the golden tint of durum wheat grains, milled semolina is a pale yellow flour.
⌄What do you use semolina for?
Traditional pasta is made using semolina, a coarse pale-yellow grain pounded from hard durum wheat. Pizza, bread, and biscuit doughs, as well as gnocchi, can all be made using it.
⌄Is semolina the same as polenta?
Wheat is semolina, and corn is polenta. The term 'polenta' can either apply to the grain or the dish made using polenta. There are times when one can be substituted for the other, but this is not always the case.