This is a coarse grind yellow cornmeal, perfect for making creamy polenta, cheesy grits, or delicious corn muffins.
Store in a cool, dark, dry place.
Maine Grains mission is to cultivate and deliver exceptional organic stone ground grains, which are locally grown and sourced. Through a unique stone-milling process, they are able to preserve nutritional content and improve the performance of their flour for natural fermentation baking.
My first time cooking polenta and it came out great. The suggested water to polenta ratio is good (this is key when cooking polenta).
I will add to the instructions and say that you want to bring the water to a rolling boiling before adding the salt and polenta to the pot, but then turn the heat down VERY LOW, cover, and stir every 5 minutes while it cooks. The instructions on the bag say to let it cook for 15 minutes while an online recipe I was following said 30 minutes. I found that it was done by about 20-25 minutes, but an extra 5 minutes didn't hurt.
The recipe I was following also added some cream at the end to thin it out and help keep it from immediately hardening when you transferred to a plate/bowl. So this probably explains the conflicting cook times between the package and recipe.
This was really, really good, especially with some added butter and Parmesan cheese. I served osso buco over it, but even the plain polenta leftovers were good enough to eat on their own.