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Polenta

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junebugEnon

Polenta

The recipe for Struan bread includes polenta.  Does this mean a particular grain/dry ingredient, or the polenta I've seen described as "cornmeal mush" which is wet?  Where can I buy it?  Sorry, I'm clueless :(

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Floydm

The polenta that Peter uses is just a coarsely ground corn meal.  You can use regular fine-ground dry corn meal, but it'll blend into the dough more.  Polenta leaves little golden crunchy bits a bit like seeds that make more interesting texture and flavor variations in each bite.


 


 

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junebugEnon

Thanks so much!