There are several different types of cornmeal on the market. One of them is known as stone-ground cornmeal. This type of cornmeal, as the name suggests, is ground using stones. But that's not its most unique characteristic. What really sets it apart is the fact that it contains some or all of the hull — the outer covering of the corn kernel — whereas standard cornmeal generally does not. So, how do you go about using this stone-ground cornmeal? Because of its coarser texture and higher fiber content, it's not quite as suitable for baking as ordinary cornmeal. But there are still plenty of good uses, such as those listed below.
Coating Pizza Pans
People often use cornmeal to coat their pans before putting down the pizza crust. The cornmeal keeps the dough from sticking to the pan. Stoneground cornmeal, thanks to its coarse texture, does a really good job of this. Since stone-ground cornmeal is often gluten-free, you can also use it when making gluten-free pizza crusts, which tend to be extra sticky and really benefit from this step.
You can make pancakes with some stone-ground cornmeal. You just have to be careful how much you use. If you were to use regular cornmeal, you might substitute cornmeal for half the flour in the recipe. With stone-ground cornmeal, however, this tends to be a little much. Start by substituting it for 1/4 of the cornmeal. For example, if the recipe calls for one cup of flour, use 3/4 cup flour and 1/4 cup cornmeal. This will give you a nice corn taste without affecting the texture of the pancakes too much.
Making Breakfast Cereal
If you are someone who enjoys hot breakfast cereal, then try making it with coarse cornmeal. It's a nice alternative to oatmeal or cream of wheat. Just combine 1/3 cup coarse cornmeal, 1/3 cup water, and 1/3 cup milk or almond milk in a bowl. Place it in the microwave for 1 minute. Stir, and then microwave for another minute. Add whatever toppings you prefer. A drizzle of honey and some berries is a nice combination.
Gluten-free stone-ground cornmeal is a versatile ingredient worth keeping in your kitchen. You can turn it into breakfast, use it to keep pizzas from sticking, and depend on it to enhance your pancake game. It's delicious, high in fiber, and an all-around good choice.
For more information about gluten-free stone-ground cornmeal, contact a local supplier.Share
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