Missing an ingredient from this recipe, can you help


monical

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Off the top of your head, do you know what this measurement for cornmeal should be?

The rest of the ingredients in this recipe (for cornbread) are as follows:
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 egg

As you can see, the person who wrote this down didn't write how much cornmeal I'm supposed to use. Do you have any idea?
 
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smlewis00

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My guess would be one cup or one and 1/4 cup of cornmeal. I wouldn't think you would need anymore than that. Keep in mind this is only my guess-based on my other cornbread recipes.
I have two different recipes. One calls for one cup of cornmeal. This recipe is for a one 9 inch round pan. My other recipe calls for one and 1/4 cup and it is for a 8x12 in pan.
What size are you wanting to make?
Sorry I couldn't give you a direct answer for sure, but hopefully this gives you a general idea. Best of luck!
 

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I usually do equal parts flour and corn meal, so in this case I would go with 1 1/4 cups of cornmeal.

Another trick I read about recently suggested to soak the cornmeal in the milk for a while before adding it to the rest of the ingredients. It's supposed to get rid of some of the grittiness of the cornmeal, and make the cake have a smoother mouth feel.
 

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Cornmeal is the missing ingredient but have you ever tried Jiffy cornmeal muffins. I make them and add a few extra ingredients. I add honey
and butter to the batter and then I add honey on top just before I take them out of the oven. They taste like homemade.
 

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I usually do equal parts flour and corn meal, so in this case I would go with 1 1/4 cups of cornmeal.

Another trick I read about recently suggested to soak the cornmeal in the milk for a while before adding it to the rest of the ingredients. It's supposed to get rid of some of the grittiness of the cornmeal, and make the cake have a smoother mouth feel.
My recipes all use equal parts as well, so I would recommend 1 1/4 cups of cornmeal, too.

And I have done the cornmeal soaked in milk before! It helps moisten the cornmeal. I usually only let it set for about 15-20 minutes, so I don't know if it has any negative effects beyond that.
 

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I usually do equal parts flour and corn meal, so in this case I would go with 1 1/4 cups of cornmeal.

Another trick I read about recently suggested to soak the cornmeal in the milk for a while before adding it to the rest of the ingredients. It's supposed to get rid of some of the grittiness of the cornmeal, and make the cake have a smoother mouth feel.
Oh I have to try this. I'm wondering if this is how they make the cornbread at Famous Dave's. I love their cornbread muffins, and this sounds like it's just the thing to get that texture.
 
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For this specific recipe I'd go for 1 1/2 cornmeal, I always use almost equal parts of both flour and cornmeal, plus half a cup, because I really like the the result :) It makes a difference in my recipe, gives a very good consistency!
 

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I also agree that it is probably an equal amount of cornmeal as with the flour. You could probably even get away with omitting a little of the flour and adding a little more cornmeal to give it even more flavor. I am craving cornbread now that I have read this. I love the way it smells right when it comes out of the oven.
 

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Normally in most recipes it's equal parts of flour and cornmeal. So take 1 1/2 cups if both. Its not a very expensive recipie so if it goes wrong you can always alter it next time.
 
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I also agree that it is probably an equal amount of cornmeal as with the flour. You could probably even get away with omitting a little of the flour and adding a little more cornmeal to give it even more flavor. I am craving cornbread now that I have read this. I love the way it smells right when it comes out of the oven.
This would be my advice. I prefer a bit more cornmeal than flour in mine.

I will also have to try soaking the cornmeal like OhioTom said. That sounds like a great idea.
 

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