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Re: The Recipe Exchange.

Postby Rosaboobie » Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:58 am

Yes, I know what polenta is! I can use that?
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Re: The Recipe Exchange.

Postby draclvr » Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:20 pm

For us, polenta is sort of a porridge made with corn meal. And, no you can't use corn meal except to sprinkle on the bottom of the pan before adding your dough to press out. The dough itself must be made with regular flour.
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Re: The Recipe Exchange.

Postby Val » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:07 am

Isn't cornmeal what we call cornflour RB?
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Re: The Recipe Exchange.

Postby Rosaboobie » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:17 am

I did wonder that, Val. I use cornflour for thickening sauces and gravies etc. So I am really not sure, Val
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Re: The Recipe Exchange.

Postby Diat60 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:16 am

Cornflour is the British name for what we call cornstarch. Cornmeal is somewhat granular and entirely different. I don't believe I ever saw it when I lived in the UK, although I could be wrong. Also you might like to know that corn syrup seems to be the same as golden syrup. When I first moved to the UK it took quite a while to find ingredients for my baking, simply because they had different names. And not just in baking - lift anyone?
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Re: The Recipe Exchange.

Postby Rosaboobie » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:18 am

Exactly, Diat - we have such different words for different things.

What I call petrol, you call gas.....so what do you call gas that you cook on?? :scratch:
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Re: The Recipe Exchange.

Postby Diat60 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:24 am

Gas!
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Re: The Recipe Exchange.

Postby Diat60 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:27 am

BTW, according to the website I just looked at http://www.joyofbaking.com/IngredientSubstitution.html polenta is a good substitute for cornmeal.
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Re: The Recipe Exchange.

Postby Rosaboobie » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:29 am

So, if I say that I want to buy some gas, nobody knows which gas I mean? :scratch: :scratch:
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Re: The Recipe Exchange.

Postby draclvr » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:53 am

Right about the cornstarch and cornflour being the same and used for thickening.

I found that entry for polenta at the Joy of Cooking site odd because polenta is considered a dish made with corn meal. Wiki Info on Polenta. But I imagine it's another of those ways we just have different words for the same thing!

Here is the Wiki on Cornmeal. Wiki Info on Cornmeal

The gas we use for cooking here is either propane or natural gas and is a completely different thing from gasoline - which we usually shorten to gas. Gasoline (for our vehicles) is a liquid and propane and natural gas are "gaseous," not a solid or a liquid.
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Re: The Recipe Exchange.

Postby Diat60 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:41 am

So you drive with petrol but you're "cookin with gas!". Here it's mostly natural gas for heating and cooking, much cleaner than oil. Propane is mostly used where there is no availability of natural gas.
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Re: The Recipe Exchange.

Postby Rosaboobie » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:46 am

Yes, we only have LPG - liquid petroleum gas - here for our cooking needs, Diat!
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Re: The Recipe Exchange.

Postby hawkavonpuka » Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:26 am

Ha and we call the bottled gas propane, we don't have any natural gas in Hawaii, but on Oahu they have some that comes through the pipes to homes, probably made at the refinery.

Hope I didn't get anyone confused on the cornmeal subject, think Draclvr clarified that it is used for the rolling/stretching/pushing of the dough.
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Re: The Recipe Exchange.

Postby Rosaboobie » Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:15 am

Yes,Hawka, I was confused but that is my natural state lately!! Not your fault, but I thought you mixed it in with the flour, duh!
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Re: The Recipe Exchange.

Postby Diat60 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:51 pm

I came across this great and simple recipe on Allrecipes.com and just had to share. It was one of the best chicken dishes I've eaten for ages.

SUNSHINE CHICKEN

Ingredients

3 pounds chicken thighs, skinned and boned
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup corn syrup
1 pinch garlic powder (or as much as you like)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Rinse the chicken pieces and place them, single layer and skin side up, in a 9x13 inch baking dish.
Mix the soy sauce, ketchup, corn syrup and garlic powder in a small bowl. Baste the chicken with the sauce, reserving some sauce for basting during baking. Bake uncovered in the preheated oven, basting approximately every 15 minutes, for approx. 45 min (or until chicken is done and juices run clear).

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