Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Sweet Corn...Lots of It!

*From World Community Cookbooks

What to do when you are faced with what is left of a box full of corn? 5 corns left that are already starting to dry out. My answer came from the internet. Turning it into cornmeal was one choice that could lead to a lot of possibilities. I patiently scraped the kernels of the cob and dried the corn kernels for 3 days under the sun. After the span of 3 days I had a finely ground cornmeal, I did it with the help of a blender attachment that is used in making peanut butter.

Dried Corn Kernels

I made pancakes with it for the kids snacks when they arrived from school.

Cornmeal Pancake
(from Mr. Breakfast)
Category: Cooking/Frying
Style: Southern American
Servings: 4 servings

1 and 1/4 cups flour
1 and 1/4 cups milk
3/4 cup cornmeal
2 eggs - beaten
3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

In a medium bowl, sift together flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Stir in the cornmeal.

In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, vegetable oil and vanilla (if desired).

Add liquid mixture to dry mixture.

Drop by heaping tablespoons on a greased hot skillet or griddle. Cook until edges are brown and bubbles are in the middle. Turn and cook on other side. Serve with butter and maple, sorghum, molasses or other syrup.

This is a pancake with substance. The cornmeal provides a great flavor and a hearty texture.(my kids used honey).

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