[Sca-cooks] What is samidh flour?

Susan Fox selene at earthlink.net
Mon Mar 21 13:00:36 PDT 2011

On 3/21/2011 12:12 PM, David Friedman wrote:
> Nasrallah's translation of Al Warraq repeatedly refers to "samidh 
> flour (high in starch and bran-free)." Does anyone know, in modern 
> terms, what that would be? I've mostly used semolina, since that shows 
> up frequently in other period Islamic recipes, but I have no reason to 
> think it's actually right and it probably isn't.

I am looking at the glossary of that volume, Thank You Google Books!  
And they define Samidh on page 573 in a way that would have me using 
"cake flour", soft and fine, low in gluten, free of bran.


Selene Colfox

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