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Making corn flour

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The lady who lives above me is looking for corn flour like she had in Bangladesh.  Can I process cornmeal in a blender or a food processor to make as fine a flour as she is looking for?  Would masa be a suitable substitute?  The corn flour from Bob's Mill is pretty expensive for her everyday cooking requirements.  Thanks in advance.  


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Masa in nixtamalized, isn't it? I wouldn't expect that to have the same flavor profile, but you could give her a taste and see what she thinks. Sorry I don't have more specific information, but I'll bet someone here does.

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I think you can make corn flour by buzzing corn meal in a blender or food processor. At least that's what Google tells me. She should give it a try. Masa is probably the wrong product, as Smithy notes, but she should taste it and make her own decision. In either case, it should be made finer by further grinding.

 

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7 hours ago, Nancy in Pátzcuaro said:

I think you can make corn flour by buzzing corn meal in a blender or food processor. At least that's what Google tells me. She should give it a try. Masa is probably the wrong product, as Smithy notes, but she should taste it and make her own decision. In either case, it should be made finer by further grinding.

 

Nancy in Pátzcuaro

I will let Moe know what you all have suggested.  She made me some fritters last night with a marinated eggplant and some with potatoes,  The eggplant ones were delicious.  


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In Australia corn flour is cornstarch. Which is white.  Mostly used as a thickening agent.  Recipes for Corn bread require Polenta but our polenta is coarse ground and sometimes you would wizz it for a finer product.

 

  So I'm confused as to what she needs...😕

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2 hours ago, Captain said:

So I'm confused as to what she needs...😕

Me too! I can buy corn starch but I can also buy corn flour and they are quite different.


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