Hoe Cakes

@Anne18 (11036)
December 14, 2008 5:20pm CST
I'm here in England and want to make some Hoe cakes.... my recipe that I have got from Hillbilly's website says, 2 cups corn meal, 1 teaspoon salt, 2 cups boiling water and oil for frying. I don't know where to buy corn meal in England, is there anything I could use in its place? Many thanks Anne18
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@hildas (3031)
14 Dec 08
Sorry Anne, I have never seen this here in the UK either. I am sure it must be available somewhere. My Husband works for Kingsmill bread, so when he is home I will ask him seen he is a baker. If he does not know then hopefully someone might leave a good answer for you on this discussion.
@Anne18 (11036)
15 Dec 08
did you ask hubby?
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@hildas (3031)
15 Dec 08
Yes you can get it in Asda, sainsburys and tescos Anne. It sometimes comes under the name polenta. Health food shops should also have it also he says.
@Anne18 (11036)
16 Dec 08
Thanking you so very much, supermarket shop today............... I shallbe looking for it. Does your hubby make lots of bread when he is home? And do you have the secret recipe to make Kingsmill bread? LOL You oculd make millions selling it!!
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@deebomb (15322)
• United States
14 Dec 08
Anne corn meal is just ground up corn You may know it under another name. It's not corn flour. It is used to make polenta. I hope this helps
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@deebomb (15322)
• United States
15 Dec 08
corn meal is courser than the polenta
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@camomom (7536)
• United States
20 Dec 08
Sorry Anne but I have no idea
@gtdonna (1740)
17 Dec 08
Never heard about Hoe Cakes so glad thta you brought this discussion up because I am going to get me some corn meal and the rest of stuff you listed and go try it out in my kitchen over the holidays. It soudns yummy though, thanks for sharing with us.
@aweins (4203)
• India
17 Dec 08
hi my dear friend, i love cakes and i bake them at home too at times. thanks for this recipe as i would love to try this becasue i have never eaten these Hoe cakes ever. thanks again as i think it will be good idea to serve it on my get together this time. a new dish . and a surprise too. thanks my dear friend.
@candymarie (1368)
• Canada
15 Dec 08
hehe, "hoe cakes". Hrm, maybe check the bulk section at any grocery shop? And ask the workers there? I found in wikipedia that another name for it would be cornflour, or cornstarch, actually cornstarch specifically in the UK. So there yah go! Wikipedia to the rescue once again!
@savypat (20246)
• United States
15 Dec 08
Sorry, without corn meal they just will not be Hoe cakes, if you want you can use Oats, but then they will be oat cakes. I think you will have to change the recipe because oats just don't cook like corn. Do you have cream of wheat, A cook breakfast cereal? That might work. I think this is becoming to much work, just go with pancakes. Unless someone else comes up with a good idea.
@jerzgirl (8030)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
15 Dec 08
Try polenta or maize meal. That should be the equivalent for you. I think the main difference is color rather than taste or texture.