What Can I Do With a Bag of Corn Flour?

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Q: I bought a bag of corn flour as part of a baking experiment and don’t know what to do with the leftovers (I didn’t care for the results of the recipe I was testing).  

Any suggestions?  Is it interchangeable with masa harina?

Sent by Beth

Editor: Beth, this is a hard question to answer, because corn flour can mean so many different things. In the UK, it means cornstarch. In the States it could anything from masa to rough-ground cornmeal. If it is pure corn, and not too finely ground, then yes, try using it in tortillas, cornbread and other things that call for cornmeal. You could also cook it straight up in some water and see how it does, polenta-style.

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