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popcorn bread

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swtgran

popcorn bread

Has anyone with a Nutrimill used it to grind popcorn?  There is a recipe in the instruction book for popcorn corn bread and I wondered if anyone here has tried it?  After just getting mine back from having it repaired I am a little nervous about popcorn going through it okay.  I would also like recommendations on what the best settings would be to use.  Thanks, Terry

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AnnieT

Good morning Terry, in my trusty blue notebook I had copied a recipe for Popcorn Focaccia some years ago but never tried it. It calls for popcorn "flour" made by pulsing unseasoned popped popcorn in a food processor until it became a coarse meal. Any extra could be frozen. This might work if you don't want to risk your grain mill, and I'm assuming you meant popped corn? A.

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swtgran

I am, indeed, hoping someone has ground unpopped popcorn in their Nutrimill and made a traditional type cornbread. 

I think I am going to give it try in just a bit.  I have heard popcorn makes especially good cornbread.  Terry

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Mini Oven

The price might be the major influence.  Has the price for popping corn gone up too?

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swtgran

The pop corn bread was very good.  The recipe I have is huge, so next time it will be cut in half.  I used freshly ground popcorn and white whole wheat.  It seemed to taste a little sweeter than other cornbread I have had.

I did learn to use a much coarser setting for grinding the popcorn, than wheat berries.  Next time I will even make it a little coarser than I did. 

I used popcorn I had already purchased from a local Amish bulk food store, so I am not sure about popcorn prices going up.  I don't make a whole lot of corn bread, but wanted to try this.   Terry

   

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JavaGuy

This sounds pretty interesting. Can you post the recipe or let me know the ratio of popcorn meal to flour?

I don't have a mill, but I would like to see how it turns out with a food processor.