Whole Cornmeal Recipes Round Up

Corn Baking Event Round UpBaking with whole cornmeal was difficult than I thought. So I wasn't expecting a lot of entries this time but my foodie-buddies have proved me wrong again by sending in a lot of whole cornmeal recipes, more than I expected. This time I had trouble baking with cornmeal because I couldn't get the fine grind variety. What I was able to get was the medium grind and it gave a very gritty texture to the baked goods. I had to powder it again and again; sift it and powder it further to use it. This really drained my interest and I was able to come up with only 3 recipes. So if you are planning to bake with whole cornmeal be sure to get the fine grind. If you are able to find the medium grind only then be sure to look for recipes which use the medium grind originally.

I wanted to try soaking the cornmeal in buttermilk or water for an hour or so and then use it, but couldn't get to it. I have some more cornmeal left and hopefully I will try that method and will record my observations here when I'm finished. Maybe the soaking will soften it and yield a better texture in the baked goods. I have seen a couple of recipes wherein rolled oats was soaked for a good amount of time before baking. So I think this trick should work for whole cornmeal too.

Now to the cornmeal recipes round up.

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  1. fun sidewalk games

    If you like indian food you will love this quinoa recipe. INGREDIENTS: 1 Cup Quinoa, 1 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil, Onion Diced (about 4 or 5 oz.),1 Tsp. Grated ginger Root, Finely chopped Green Chile , 1 Tsp. Turmeric, 1 Heaping Tsp. Coriander, Tsp. Ground Cinnamon, 1 Cups Water, Cup Fresh or Frozen Peas, Salt to Taste…COOKING DIRECTIONS: Rinse quinoa with cold water. Use a fine mesh filter or coffee filter. If you’re a klutz like me use the fine mesh filter or a lot of quinoa is going to wind up in the sink!Quinoa is coated with a natural substance called saponin that protects the grain by repelling insects and birds. Rinsing the quinoa is important to avoid a raw or bitter taste. You can tell if there is saponin by the production of a soapy looking “suds” when the seeds are swished in water.Good news! If you are using Ancient Harvest Quinoa you can skip this step. It’s already rinsed! Place oil and diced onions in a heavy saucepan. Saute the onions on medium high heat for four to five minutes.Add the ginger root, chile, and quinoa. Cook for one minute stirring constantly.A fine, white spiral appears around the grain as it cooks. Stir in the turmeric, coriander, cinnamon, and salt. Cook for one minute stirring constantly. Add the water and bring it to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes.Stir in peas. Cover and cook for four or five minutes or until peas are tender and all the water has been absorbed. Fluff the grain with a fork before serving.

  2. Clover

    I am helping my granddaughter, whose mom is a vegetarian=going vegan, and is serious about raising her child likewise. I would like to win this mill in order to aid our food preparation of more grains and beans.

    • Madhuram

      Welcome to my blog Clover. In order to win the mill, you should write your comment in that post.

  3. cham

    That is a great collection Madhu! Would be quiet helpful!

  4. Cilantro

    Wonderful entries…Wish you and your family a very happy Pongal!

  5. Sunshinemom

    Very interesting recipes here. I am a novice still when it comes to alternate flours for baking:).

  6. Priya

    Beautiful roundup again Madhu… Congrats to Champa…

  7. Champa

    Thanks Madhuram. I just sent it.

  8. Sweatha

    MISSED IT 🙁 and waiting for the next