semolina flour in Australia for bread?

I've seen some packets of flour labelled 'semolina' but none specify
that they're from durum flour. So does this mean that Australian
'semolina' is in fact often an ersatz product made just from regular
crushed wheat-germ from conventional flour? Some recipes I want to try
to specify genuine durum semolina, a totally different type of wheat
from our normal bread flour. A Google search has turned up one
manufacturer who says their product is from durum, but they're in WA
and shipping to the east coast would be prohibitive.
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anthony
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is NewSouth Wales and not Western Australia...
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order for shipment to you.
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RsH
> On Tue, 28 Jul 2009 00:51:36 -0700 (PDT), anthony > > >I've seen some packets of flour labelled 'semolina' but none specify > >that they're from durum flour. So does this mean that Australian > >'semolina' is in fact often an ersatz product made just from regular > >crushed wheat-germ from conventional flour? Some recipes I want to try > >to specify genuine durum semolina, a totally different type of wheat > >from our normal bread flour. A Google search has turned up one > >manufacturer who says their product is from durum, but they're in WA > >and shipping to the east coast would be prohibitive. > >
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to order for shipment to you.thanks for that .. I'll give it a go.
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anthony
Not sure where on the east coast you are - I'm in Sydney and have lived in Melbourne as well. If you're in either of those places, I suggest you go to Carlton or Leichhardt. If not, maybe you have an Italian deli nearby. They usually stock durum semolina flour - we use it to make pasta. Good luck.
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Viviane
Anthony, Bellata Gold mills both durum flour and semolina. The difference being that semolina is more coarse than flour. We are 100% farming family owned, all our product is grown on our family farms and milled in our own mill. We do not share facilities with anyone, elminating the risk of contamination. Further we make pasta in our own facilities. We believe we are the only commercial pasta manufacturer in the world who has 100% tracability from the farm to the plate. Should you be interested in our products please visit our webpage bellatagold.com.au or become a friend on facebook. Nic in sales on 02 6765 5633 will be able to help with any purchase. We would love to hear how your baking turns out.
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Bellata Gold
I'll certainly visit you and look forward to incorporating your product in my home-baking. How good to hear from you! I might not be in touch for a little while as my wife and I are working actively towards moving from the Blue Mountains to the Macedon Ranges near Melbourne (two of our children are now permanently based in Melbourne) and I'd like them to benefit from my improved home- baking..... cheers and thanks
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anthony
Hi Anthony, Let us know how you go once you get set up. We would love to hear the result of the baking. When we were sourcing pasta manufacturing equipment in Italy, we came across alot of Durum semolina baked bread north of Venice. In one small village where we were able to try the product, the bakers family had been using both durum semolina and flour in bread loaves for generations. It was certainly a lighter bread and we believed of a higher quality and apparently has longer lasting characteristics. Unfortunately the popularity of pasta meant that the price of durum was always higher than bread wheats and so it wasn't as commercially viable. Once again good baking and don't be a stranger.
The Bellata Gold Team
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