Mist water from a spray bottle onto semolina flour, swirl your hand into a circle until the flour agglomerates into slightly larger grains
Sift out the larger clumps
Steam (cheesecloth in a colander over boiling water), stirring
Sift, steam, repeat
With some oil and saffron water, served with a lamb tagine
Making couscous from scratch (flour, water, mist, roll with palm, filter, steam, repeat) for a Moroccan-themed dinner party, inspired by this NYtimes article and the linked article.
Hydrated at the end with saffron-infused water.
A repetitive, satisfying, and successful process.