Coarse White Cornmeal
Stone-ground organic Coarse White Cornmeal is freshly milled to order and shipped to your door. Perfect for cast-iron skillet cornbread or as a dredge for frying. Our organic white cornmeal is unlike the other white cornmeal you have experienced.
Cornmeal is a vegan food, whole-grain, and USDA Certified Organic.
If you have not had freshly baked scratch cornbread from freshly ground white cornmeal baked in a cast-iron skillet, I could argue you have not had the real thing.
Cornmeal is the unsung hero of American cuisine.
What is stone-ground cornmeal? It is simply cornmeal that is ground on a stone-burr mill. Stone-burr mills provide a superior milled product compared to conventional high speed mills. The dense mass of the Balfour granite grinding stones keeps the temperature of the grist low. Since oxidation is the first enemy of freshness, low milling temperatures provide a superior product, since heat speeds up oxidation.
Additionally, we grind to order. The second enemy of freshness is time. Who knows how long your average bag of cornmeal has been sitting on the grocery store shelf, regardless of how it was milled?
Cornmeal can serve many purposes. Fine cornmeal makes a great and simple pancake, otherwise known as a hoecake, although fine cornmeal makes great cornbread as well.
Blended with a little wheat flour (or substitute), the potential expands. Cookies (or pizzelle) are delicious and well within the skill difficulty of the average home chef.
Use as a base for hushpuppies, as a dredge for chops, fish, fried green tomatoes, chicken, as a peel for loaves, and pizza, Our cornmeal is the stuff you need for that.
What is a gristmill? Check out an article I wrote about the topic here.
Check out this list of gristmills compiled by author Amy Halloran (thank you Amy!).
Here is a list of gristmills in South Carolina graciously compiled by SCIWAY.net. A very special thanks to Kerri.
We are proud members of the SCSFA.