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Nigella's cornbread topped chilli - can I use polenta?

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Notrightnowww Sat 04-Nov-17 16:32:52

Just that really. I can't get hold of cornmeal, but have polenta (not the ready made-up stuff). Can I just use that? It's ground corn...

DarthMaiden Sat 04-Nov-17 16:37:17

I’ve made that recipe - it’s lovely.

I’m not 100% sure but tbh given, as you say it’s ground corn I can’t see why it wouldn’t work.

I’d certainly give it a whirl.

Blondie1984 Sat 04-Nov-17 16:37:32

Yep - they are the same thing. It isn't the quick cook stuff though right?

Callmecordelia Sat 04-Nov-17 16:39:25

I'm sure in another book she says polenta and cornmeal are basically interchangeable.

Notrightnowww Sat 04-Nov-17 16:54:43

Thanks. I've just checked and it's labelled 'express polenta'. Takes 8 minutes to make as normal polenta. Hmm, now not sure if that is going to work?

Where do you good people get cornmeal?

Notrightnowww Sat 04-Nov-17 23:34:49


Blondie1984 Sun 05-Nov-17 00:05:06

The World Foods aisle of the supermarket - in Tesco this is the one I get but there is also this one

Notrightnowww Thu 09-Nov-17 11:40:27

Thanks - I've now got the one you linked to.

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