Indian-corn meal is made from Maize, or Indian Corn, and is sold as polenta, and when coarsely bruised as hominy. Polenta makes very nice and nutritious bread, at a much lower price than Wheat-flour. The taste is very sweet and peculiar. It has less gluten than wheat and more oil, therefore it makes more fat but less muscle.
Many very nice cakes may be made from Indian-corn.
The method of making bread from Indian-corn (in conjunction with wheat-flour) is given in Warne's "Model Cookery Book,"
Indian-meal is very nutritious.
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