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 Cornbread ingredients question - self rising cornmeal???

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Cornbread ingredients question - self rising cornmeal??? Tue, 11/30/10 7:01 PM (permalink)
I have the Lodge cookbook A Skillet Full, published by Lodge Manufacturing Company. Some of the cornbread recipes call for "white self rising cornmeal".  I could probably find this type of cornmeal if I had to, however I have access to freshly ground white cornmeal from a grist mill.
My question is, how would I alter the recipe since I am using "regular" cornmeal instead of self rising. Odd but even the recipes that call for self rising cornmeal call for added baking powder and baking soda, so I am not sure what the "self rising" cornmeal has in it for added ingredients.
Thanks for any experience or suggestions. 

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    Re:Cornbread ingredients question - self rising cornmeal??? Tue, 11/30/10 7:34 PM (permalink)
    I would just make lots of corn pone (aka hoe cakes).  No need to waste the freshly ground cornmeal. 

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      Re:Cornbread ingredients question - self rising cornmeal??? Wed, 12/1/10 12:17 PM (permalink)
      If it is "cornmeal mix" it probably contains wheat flour. For each cup of plain white cornmeal use 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 2 tablespoons oil, 2 eggs and 1/2 cup buttermilk. Some people add a little sugar, but I don't. Makes great cornbread. 

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        Re:Cornbread ingredients question - self rising cornmeal??? Wed, 12/1/10 4:10 PM (permalink)
        A few weeks ago I came across a website with alot of DIY recipes. I don't see my bookmark at the moment, but another search gave me this: 
        Self-Rising Corn Meal

        For one cup of self-rising cornmeal

        1 tablespoon baking powder
        1/2 teaspoon salt
        3/4 cup cornmeal, PLUS
        3 tablespoons cornmeal
        Mix and Use as instructed in the recipe.
        A Self-Rising Cornmeal MIX will have 3 tablespoons of flour instead of the extra 3 tablespoons of cornmeal.   The. above makes 1 cup
        <message edited by edwmax on Wed, 12/1/10 4:12 PM>
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