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pendragon1980

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Baking with Cornmeal...
« on: May 17, 2012, 01:08:08 PM »
So I bought a jar of cornmeal for polenta. The polenta was...well..not so much.

Now I have most of the jar left. I want to try some sweet dessert-type baking with it. I've browsed through some recipes online but everyone seems to be such excellent cooks here I thought it's get some more ideas.

Please consider a moderately good baking level and I'm going shopping Sat so I can pick up pretty much anything I need then.

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Re: Baking with Cornmeal...
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2012, 01:19:30 PM »
Does sweet cornbread count?

Something ultral moist, with honey in it (and served with honey butter?), would be my vote, but perhaps you're looking for a more indisputably desserty item?

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Re: Baking with Cornmeal...
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2012, 01:40:50 PM »
More dessert, I was looking at bundt cakes, coffee cakes, cookies that sort of thing.

But that said that, if someone has a knock-out recipe for something non-dessert with cornmeal, I wouldn't object.

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Re: Baking with Cornmeal...
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2012, 01:53:27 PM »
I know a recipe for awesome black bean sliders that need cornmeal:
http://chefchloe.com/entrees/mexicali-sliders.html

Have you thought of sweet corn cakes? They are perfect served on top a bed of black beans (like the kind from Don Pablos or Cheesecake Factory)
http://www.recipesecrets.net/forums/your-favorite-recipes/37085-don-pablos-famous-corn-cake-recipe.html
http://www.food.com/recipe/sweet-corn-tamale-cakes-295029

You can substitute cornflour with the cornmeal, you just need to keep an eye that it may cook longer since cornmeal is denser.
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Re: Baking with Cornmeal...
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2012, 02:16:19 PM »
If you like caramelized onions, my BIL makes this and it's beyond belief yummy!  He serves it with sausage and eggs for breakfast, but I'd guess it would be a great side dish for any pork.  Or anything else for that matter.  I eat it just by itself.

http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/cornmeal-crunch-recipe.html


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Re: Baking with Cornmeal...
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2012, 02:38:01 PM »
We like this recipe.  If you like lemon, add a little more lemon zest as the comments suggest.  I've served it as a dessert for brunch and for a bbq and was well received. 

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Lemon-Cornmeal-Cake-with-Lemon-Glaze-and-Crushed-Blueberry-Sauce-352048

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Re: Baking with Cornmeal...
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2012, 02:42:21 PM »
I have not tried this one, so can't personally vouch for it.  But an online friend from another forum tried it and said it was really tasty.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/pineapple-upside-down-cornmeal-cake-recipe/index.html
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