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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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.
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.
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!
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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.