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Old 08-08-2010, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Arlington Virginia
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I've been craving beans and cornbread. I have used the little mix boxes, but they all require eggs which I don't have. I bought some cornmeal to attempt corn dogs (which I haven't got around to yet) and see that the cornmeal package also specifies eggs for its cornbread recipe.

Is it possible to make a good cornbread without eggs? Do you have any tried and true recipes? Anyone have any experience with Ener-G egg replacer (http://www.ener-g.com/store/detail.aspx?section=8&cat=8&id=97 - broken link)?

A second question, I made cornmeal mush with my cornmeal like my Italian neighbors make but it isn't nearly as good. OK though, served with toast and Lightlife's Gimme Lean Sausage in place of grits. I had some left over which went into a container in the fridge. The next day I got it out and it had gelled and molded itself into the shape of the container. Looks just like the Polenta one gets in those plastic tubes. Was my day old mush the same as Polenta? I've seen some recipes here in the food forum for fried Polenta which look interesting
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Old 08-08-2010, 05:21 PM
 
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i like this cornbread recipe, no egg replacer required:

Vegan Cornbread*:: theppk.com Vegan Recipe Database

and yes, polenta is just very solid cornmeal mush. to get it that way straight away you just use a higher cornmeal to water ratio, then let it cool. i think most brands of cornmeal have a polenta recipe on them.
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Old 08-08-2010, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Arlington Virginia
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i like this cornbread recipe, no egg replacer required ...
Wow, thanks for your answer! I am so looking forward to making this.

Here's a tasty tune for you YouTube - Louis Jordan & The Tympany Five ~ Beans and Cornbread (1949)
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Old 08-08-2010, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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My grandma used to use mayo in her corn bread when she was out of eggs.
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Old 08-08-2010, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Arlington Virginia
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Thanks for that Grandmom's know what they're doing
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Old 08-08-2010, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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Anyone have any experience with Ener-G egg replacer (http://www.ener-g.com/store/detail.aspx?section=8&cat=8&id=97 - broken link)?
Yes, I've used this product ~ though not in cornbread ~ and it has worked very well. I always have a box on hand and it seems to have a long shelf-life. I've made cakes and quick breads with it. So it seems it would be OK in cornbread.
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Old 08-08-2010, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Arlington Virginia
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Yes, I've used this product ~ though not in cornbread ~ and it has worked very well ...
Thanks for your product review. The food coop where I got it years ago is long out of business. But I see it is available online
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:54 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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I hear you you have a craving that needs satisfaction. I have used egg replacements in a variriety of recipes with a variety of results.
Not sure about the brand that you mention but the brand I had on hand worked rather well with corn bread!
Most commercial mayo contains eggs so I would be reluctant to tell you to use mayo as a replacement and I have no idea how vegan mayo would work.
Grits are fine for vegans as long as you do not add pork, ham, cheese or butter. use Earth balance and enjoy to your hearts content!
Plenta is very much like grits. When I first had it I thought it was fried grits with tomato sauce.
No eggs in polenta either.
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