Started by Roswells, Art, May 06, 2019, 02:53:36 PM
Quote from: DigitalPigSnuggler on June 01, 2019, 12:27:57 AMNot sure if this is authoritative, but what I have observed is three categories of corn meal: fine ground, medium ground, and polenta (coarse). So to answer your question, you probably could, but with coarse ground corn it might be a little grainy in texture. Adding a can of corn (drained and fried with a bit of butter) to the mixture might offset this a bit. If you can find it, the fine ground corn meal should give you the best results.In the end, it depends upon your audience. The "purists" who grew up with the Southern style might be quite happy with polenta, so long as you baked it by frying it in bacon grease in a skillet. Where I live, they dislike the crumbly texture and lack of sweetness in the typical American style version of cornbread (they put sugar in EVERYTHING here, even spaghetti sauce). So let me give you the recipe of how I make it here, and at the end I will explain how to back out of it to something more in the American style. I'll also give you my method of making buttermilk from buttermilk powder, in case you can't get it "live." Makes 12+ muffins or one 9x9 pan.Dry Ingredients----------------------------175g all purpose flour (about one cup)150g yellow cornmeal (about one cup)50g white sugar (~1/4 cup)4g baking soda (~1 tsp)1/2 tsp saltWet Ingredients----------------------------1 cup buttermilk1/2 cup melted butter1/4 cup honey3 eggs, beatenTo make buttermilk from powdered buttermilk mix------------------------------------------------------------1 cup hot water50g dry buttermilk powderMix together and let stand for five minutesDirections1. In a large bowl, stir together the dry ingredients. Make a well in the center, and then add the wet ingredients. Stir to combine. Pour batter into a baking pan, or ~2 TB of batter per well if making muffins.2. Bake for 20-25 minutes at 190C/375F for a bread loaf, or 10-12 minutes for muffins.Variations:* Cut some beef hot dogs into 2cm long pieces. Place 1 TB of batter into each muffin well, then stand up a hot dog piece into the middle of the mixture. You make little corn dogs this way. Here's some that I made recently:(four of them didn't even last long enough to be photographed)* To make it "unsweetened" omit the honey.* To make it crumbly texture in the American style, use 2 eggs only.* Reduce temperature to 175C/350F and bake for five minutes more (more uniform baking)* Cook in skillet with generous amounts of bacon grease. Makes a crusty bottom and sides. Looks like this:
Quote from: Juan on June 15, 2019, 04:48:22 PMReal key limes make a big difference. The trouble with them is that the trees have four-inch spikes guarding each fruit.
Quote from: Rix Gins on June 15, 2019, 04:36:08 PM
Quote from: K_Dubb on June 15, 2019, 06:45:48 PMNice one, Rix! The egg white in the filling is not something I've tried; I'm not sure how I feel about that.
Quote from: Rix Gins on June 15, 2019, 08:10:04 PMOh good. I wasn't sure if it belonged here or in the postcard thread. There was the year 1970 printed on the back of the card. A girl named Linda had sent it in to get some stick-ons from Bengie, whoever that is. haha
Quote from: K_Dubb on June 30, 2019, 09:28:18 AMChelsea buns, ready to go in.
Quote from: Richard Groyper on June 30, 2019, 11:28:23 AMi said this last night to my wife. ANAL
Quote from: K_Dubb on June 30, 2019, 11:46:12 AMAftermath:The buns were destroyed.
Quote from: Richard Groyper on June 30, 2019, 11:48:02 AMmy wife suffered the same fate.
Quote from: K_Dubb on June 30, 2019, 11:49:33 AMI need to grease them up better next time; they were hard to get apart.
Quote from: brig on June 30, 2019, 11:56:28 AMHave you tried Mayonnaise? It would be Sendas choice.
Quote from: WOTR on July 02, 2019, 11:16:49 PMA wonderful crossover (no pun intended) from the Senda thread. The recipe sounds interesting- the presentation? Priceless.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syHFtfp9NmI&list=PLVNY60aKogmPVyQ_4664uhr-2y4IfZqck
Quote from: Richard Groyper on June 30, 2019, 11:50:45 AMindeed, she faught and struggled the whole way.
Quote from: Sixteen on July 02, 2019, 11:19:59 PMYou know he's a male to female, right?
Quote from: K_Dubb on June 14, 2019, 11:30:15 PMThis is a fyrstekake (prince cake) I made this morning, Norway's version of the almond tart that everyone's grandma used to make, including mine. It is a simple butter cookie crust with a lattice top enclosing a macaron filling (ground nuts suspended in sweetened meringue; the coconut macaroon is the version with which most Americans are familiar) made with unpeeled almonds for a stronger flavor. I put a little cardamom in the crust and flavor the filling with almond and rum extract, though in many cases it is unadorned and you just taste the chewy roasted nuts. It looks like a tart but is really more of a bar cookie.As almond tarts go it is not spectacular -- just compare what I think is the king of almond tarts, the Swedish mazariner (sometimes spelled "mazzarine" in this country by people who no longer remember His Eminence) with its rich frangipane center, for example -- and I can't imagine anyone making it who didn't grow up with at every single party, in which case it is indispensable.
Quote from: albrecht on June 03, 2019, 08:13:40 PMFrom those "Bad Hombres" South of the Border who have an interesting way with corn (maize) that, apparently due to the lime (or lye) treatment, helped nutritionally and preserve.
Quote from: K_Dubb on July 02, 2019, 11:58:41 PMI like how she says egg warsh so unconsciously it has to be authentic. Also, nice oven! I wish mine would do 800 degrees.
Quote from: WOTR on July 02, 2019, 11:23:02 PMHence the (not a pun) about crossover. I may still actually bake the recipe as it sounds pretty good. I figure that she may have baked a loaf for Liberace at some point...
Quote from: Sixteen on July 07, 2019, 12:59:24 PMPeople still referring to him as a "she"? I don't think his change is complete yet - not given the rest of his structure and personality outside the boob job. IMO, he's got a ways to go with hormone treatment.