I’m going to be unloading a ridiculous amount of cornmeal at a farmers market over the next few months, and rather than sell it plain, I want to actually make some money by stardew-Valley-ing it up into packaged dry mixes with recipes attached: just add liquids/fats and cook.
Which recipes would you be interested in buying or cooking?
What I’d be most interested in would be something that’s common to multiple recipes. Like, if two recipes both start with “equal parts of cornmeal and wheat flour, plus a tablespoon of baking powder”, then I’d want to buy that mix of cornmeal, flour, and baking powder, with both recipes printed on the package. I like to have flexibility when I’m cooking.
@Chronos - That was actually a lot closer to my original idea but it was hard to find recipes that were easy and familiar and shared enough proportions to make it work out. I’m not a really experienced baker or cook myself, so I’m limited in how much I am familiar with.
I was thinking about a 60/40 or 70/30 split of flour and cornmeal with the baking powder/soda (I always forget which is which when I’m not looking at them) and put a few cornbread/muffins/shepherds-pie-crust/hushpuppy/chicken (or mushroom) breading recipes with that super basic mix. Would that be fancy or interesting enough for you to consider?
I am from the Deep South so I am all about that cornmeal. It may be my own bias showing but I think the biggest seller would be some type of spiced cornmeal mix (not sweet). That stuff is all kinds of awesome and there isn’t enough of it in the world IMO.
Hushpuppies are great too but they require some degree of skill, time and equipment to make properly. Anyone that wants to make them probably already has the resources to do it already.
Put me down for a ‘No’ on the various sweet options. They generally taste fine but it isn’t the best use of perfectly good cornmeal.
Spiced batters (like for catfish or tilapia) may be another good option.
I’d buy hushpuppies. I like cornbread and ‘fancy cornbread’ (chipotle-cheddar and jalapeño cheddar), but I can make them easily at home. Why buy them? Hoecakes, Indian pudding, and scones sound interesting, and I wouldn’t turn them down; but there are other things at farmer’s markets I’d rather eat.
But hushpuppies, I’ve never attempted to make. (Stealth plea for a really good recipe.)