Polenta dumplings

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  1. shannonbitzy

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    hi all
    I have been looking for a recipe for polenta dumplings and cant seem to find one that uses the ready made polenta, they seem to require some kind of ground polenta :confused: can we have the ground polenta? if so where would i buy it ?
    Or ... seeing as my stew is bubbling away in the slow cooker as we speak, does anyone know a polenta dumpling , or any othe rlow syn dumpling recipe, as i would really like some with my yummy stew :eek:)
    thanks all
     
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    The ground polenta is usually called cornmeal. I pick it up at Tescos because they have a caribbean section although you may be able to fine it with the pasta and rice!
     
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    thanks cat, but i think its 5 syns per 28g, would that be right ?
     
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    The raw polenta/cornmeal is syn free unless it is used as a flour substitute, the ready made or 'block' polenta is not free, as I believe it contains oil and possibly other non free ingredients.

    You should be able to get the ground stuff in most supermarkets - either with the rice and pasta or the pulses. I often struggle to find it but when I ask it's always there!

    Hope that helps :)
     
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    on the slimming world website it said ground polenta 5 syns per 28g
     
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    just checked online too, and the italfresco reeady to eat polenta (block type) is free on green
     
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    I've just checked my book and it's definitely free! What you saw must be should count when you use it as a flour substitute. I didn't realise you could get a free ready made one they always used to be synned. I might have to get some, thanks!
     
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    Hi hun
    i dont mean to be a real pain in the butt, but ive just checked my book and it says * if ground OR used as a flour substitute it has a syn value, so i take that as meaning both ground AND flour substitute has syn value
     
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    the wholegrain one is free on green but not ground
     
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    LittleBottle Where's Skinny Minnie?

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    Sainsbury's stock the Merchant Gourmet variety (grains) and that's free on green x
     
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    You aren't being a pain! :) You made me wonder after that, but the Merchant Gourmet one is definitely free. I think the ground refers to things like Rice - since you can get ground rice and rice flour. The dry polenta isn't ground as such. It's all a bit confusing really!
     
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    Ah, it seems Polenta is dried not ground, so it's definitely safe!
     
  14. shannonbitzy

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    This board is so great, we can all keep an eye on each other to make sure we dont sabatage ourselves without knowing.. or miss out on great things because we think we cant have them.. thanks :eek:) cool , will have to get some of the merchant gourmet one to try now i know its free, what sort of things do you make with it then ? any tips much appreciated.
     
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    LittleBottle Where's Skinny Minnie?

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    I'm trying to perfect a pizza style base, it's still in the prototype stages lol (was nice and quite caky though so not an entire waste of time :)) x
     
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    Hi,

    It's deffo free. This is from the SW Four Seasons cook book....fairly recent & it's syn free. Really tasty aswell.

    Also thought if cooked really thinly it might make a nice pizza base, although I haven't tried that yet!!

    Chilli corn bread

    Ingredients:

    fry light
    250g/9oz fine polenta
    1 tsp baking powder
    salt & pepper plenty of it!
    4 large eggs lightly beaten
    300g/11oz very low fat natural yogurt
    275g/10oz canned sweetcorn kernals drained
    2 mild green chilli's deseeded & finely chopped
    200g/7oz bottled roasted red peppers in brine rinsed drained & finely chopped
    6 spring onions finely sliced

    METHOD:
    preheat the oven to 170/gas 3 spray a 20cm/8in baking tin with fry light.
    Mix together the polenta & baking powder & season well.
    In a jug combine the beaten egg & yogurt & pour into the polenta mixture, add the sweetcorn, chillies, red pepper & spring onions & stir lightly to combine.
    Pour the batter into the flan dish & bake in the oven for 35-40mins until firm & lightly browned on top, cut the warm bread into squares or slices & serve immediately.
     
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    That sounds gorgeous! :drool: I'll be having a whirl on that at the weekend, bet it'd be heaven with a quorn curry x
     
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    LOL....just posted a recipe in recipe section for butter chicken, it's under the heading Coronation Chicken!!
     
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    By the way, could someone please post that recipe for polenta dumplings...sounds very filling!!
     
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