Semolina Sesame Braid

Preparation info

  • Makes

    1

    large braided loaf, about 16 inches 40 cm ) long
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

The Modern Baker

The Modern Baker

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2008

  • About

The sweetness of semolina and the nutty flavor of sesame seeds combine to make this a delicious bread. To make the dough, you’ll need fine-textured semolina, referred to as semolina flour. It’s light yellow in color and resembles finely milled cornmeal. Semolina is made from a type of wheat, Triticum durum, similar to the one used for making ordinary flour, but it is a different species of the same genus. It is characteristically very high in the proteins that form gluten, so it’s ne