Recipes and Cooking Country-Style Semolina Bread 4.4 (9) Try this yeast bread the next time you serve an Italian dinner. Allowing the yeast mixture to stand before beating in the flour will ensure loaves with thick, hearty crusts and soft, toothsome crumbs. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 14, 2011 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 30 mins Rise Time: 90 mins Bake Time: 25 mins Stand Time: 55 mins Total Time: 3 hrs 20 mins Servings: 16 Yield: 2 loaves Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 cup warm water (105 degree F to 115 degree F) ½ cup warm milk (105 degree F to 115 degree F) 2 tablespoon honey or sugar 1 package active dry yeast 3 cup bread flour 1 cup semolina flour 1 teaspoon sea salt ¼ cup olive oil 2 tablespoon coarse cornmeal Directions Combine water, milk, honey, and yeast in the large mixing bowl of a freestanding electric mixer. Let stand about 10 to 15 minutes or until foamy. Add 2 cups of the bread flour. Beat on low speed for 4 minutes. Remove beaters. Cover bowl and let stand for 30 minutes to 2 hours. Add the remaining 1 cup bread flour, the semolina flour, and salt. Using dough hooks, beat mixture for 5 minutes. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Continue beating on medium speed until oil is incorporated. You should have a soft, fairly sticky dough. Brush 1 tablespoon of the remaining oil in a large bowl. Transfer dough to oiled bowl, turning once. Cover and let rise until doubled in size (about 1 hour). Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Divide dough in half. Cover and let rest for 15 minutes. Sprinkle 1 large baking sheet with the cornmeal. Shape dough by gently pulling each portion into a ball, tucking edges under. Place dough balls on the baking sheet. Flatten each dough ball slightly to about 6 inches in diameter. Brush tops of loaves with remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Let rise until nearly doubled (20 to 30 minutes). Preheat oven to 450 degree F. With a very sharp knife, make 3 or 4 diagonal slashes on top of each loaf about 1/4 inch deep. Place a shallow baking pan with about 1/2 inch of boiling water on the bottom rack of the preheated oven. Place baking sheet on the middle rack in the oven. Working quickly, heavily mist the inside of the oven, including the bread, with water from a clean spray bottle. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the internal temperature of the bread is 200 degree F, covering bread with foil in the last 10 minutes of baking to prevent overbrowning. Immediately remove loaves from baking sheet. Cool on a wire rack. Makes 2 loaves (8 servings per loaf). Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 179 Calories 4g Fat 30g Carbs 5g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 16 Calories 179 % Daily Value * Total Fat 4g 5% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Cholesterol 1mg 0% Sodium 105mg 5% Total Carbohydrate 30g 11% Total Sugars 3g Protein 5g Calcium 10.1mg 1% Iron 1.8mg 10% Potassium 69mg 1% Folate, total 76.6mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.