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Old 10-27-2008, 10:39 PM   #1
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Will somebody please post their recipe for cornmeal? I have looked online and am finding a bunch of recipes made with cornmeal. It is very much appreciated. Thank you!



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Old 10-28-2008, 02:16 PM   #2
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take your corn and dry the kernels then grind them down into course medium or fine meal. You can use a rock to smash the kernels a mortar n pestle or a actual grain mill.

Keep in mind cornmeal is a fairly cheap thing to buy already ground for you and stores well when packaged properly. If you are wanting to just try and grind your own but dont have the corn pick up a cheap bag of popcorn and try grinding it down on your own. It will give you a good idea of how it is done without going out n purchasing oodles of equipment beforehand. If you plan on growing your own corn and processing it out keep in mind that most grains take more space in growing than many of us have and that it takes alot of "grain" to make decent amounts of meal or flours etc.



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Old 11-11-2008, 05:16 AM   #3
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Dry corn

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Old 01-04-2009, 04:13 AM   #4
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i ground yellow dent corn, 'deer corn' , into cornmeal with excellent results in a champion juicer with grain mill attachment. 25lbs per hour, about. dusty, noisy, and effective.

great taste. sifted it once and reground siftings..

the corn took a LOT of cleaning. pull broken grains, cob, rocks, stalk, OUT.. every grain you grind, LOOK AT!

that ain't optional. be religious about 'picking' your grains and beans.. it may save a tooth, it will improve storage times and flavor, and you KNOW you aren't about to toss a rock in your grinder.

bad idea to NOT know..

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buy bulk popcorn......grinds clean and is excellent tasting for cornbread.

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Old 10-05-2011, 12:38 PM   #6
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I've since motorized the grinder
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:36 PM   #7
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what do you call that grinder. proper name please

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This be a mill I bought offin ebay:



I dry LOTs of canned corn. I use this dried corn an run through the mill an make corn bread outa that.


Here be what it all looks like.


The finished cornbread.

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The best cornbread I ever ate we made with dried sweet corn. I just left it on the stalks until late October, picked, shelled and ground it. Wonderful stuff!


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Originally Posted by dilligaf View Post

Keep in mind cornmeal is a fairly cheap thing to buy already ground for you and stores well when packaged properly.
Their is a BIG taste difference in home ground cornmeal and that packaged and sold in the grocery store. Your generic cornmeal from the store will make cornbread that is barely edible at best.

I have no idea why their is such a difference but try baking 2 batches, one with packaged cornmeal and one with home ground. You will be amazed at the difference.

It is my understanding the commercial meal is made from he same "dent" verity corn that is sold for human consumption from grain markets.


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