Polenta dumplings

shannonbitzy

Full Member
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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agent44

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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 :)
 

agent44

Full Member
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!
 

shannonbitzy

Full Member
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
 

agent44

Full Member
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!
 

shannonbitzy

Full Member
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.
 

lwtblb

Silver Member
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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.
 

lwtblb

Silver Member
S: 11st0lb C: 9st3lb G: 9st7lb Loss: 1st11lb(16.23%)
LOL....just posted a recipe in recipe section for butter chicken, it's under the heading Coronation Chicken!!
 

lwtblb

Silver Member
S: 11st0lb C: 9st3lb G: 9st7lb Loss: 1st11lb(16.23%)
By the way, could someone please post that recipe for polenta dumplings...sounds very filling!!
 




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