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How do you make homemade tortillas if the masa or corn meal is raw?

In the rescent past, I learned how to make tortillas from pre-cooked corn meal. The already-cooked, already-ground corn meal is also known as, "instant corn meal". I ground my own corn this ...
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Does oven polenta actually work?

Several sources give recipes for making polenta (cornmeal porridge) in the oven instead of on the stovetop. Among them are: America's Test Kitchen, Epicurious, NYT, and Martha Stewart. I got the ...
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Why is wheat flour more popular than corn flour? [closed]

If I understand correctly, one of the major reasons that corn syrup is so popular is that it made corn syrup cheaper than sugar. This makes sense to me. However, it seems odd to me that this never ...
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Are any corn products in the United States made from nixtamalized corn?

I believe polenta, corn meal, grits, and corn flour are not. But how about tortilla corn chips you buy at the supermarket? This is what I am looking for! I have a link to a quora question that I ...
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"Lime water" technique -- why use an excess of cal?

At https://www.catsfork.com/CatsKitchen/lime-water I see a technique from a cookbook called Nourishing Traditions for soaking cornmeal in 'lime water', created from pickling lime (calcium hydroxide, ...
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Burnt corneal in my wood pellet (Uuni) pizza oven

I use plenty of corn meal when transferring my pizza dough into my Uuni pizza oven. But I find when I making multiple pizzas in a row that the later ones start to have a chemical taste on the bottom ...
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Can yeast leaven cornmeal? [duplicate]

Can yeast leaven cornmeal? If not, why? The lack of gluten?
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Can I make cornbread without flour?

I am in the UK, but acquired a taste for cornbread from previous visits to the US (it is almost unknown here). I’ve successfully made cornbread in the past and have quite a lot of cornmeal in my ...
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Cornmeal won’t set up

I feel this is violating at least one law of physics. I’ve tried twice now to make polenta recently. All my life it’s worked as expected. But these last two times the cornmeal starts to setup ...
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No Cornmeal - steel cut oats to coat pan?

I'm trying to make English muffin bread, without the cornmeal (oops). Will steel cut oats work as the crumbly non-stick coating in the pans?
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Nixtamalized cornmeal for polenta?

Do Italians ever use nixtamalized cornmeal ("grits") for polenta, or would they no longer call that polenta? This translation dictionary gives some examples of where "hominy" is synonymous with "...
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What is "fine ground cornmeal"?

I frequently run across recipes in books that require "fine-ground cornmeal", which isn't a classification that exists in the USA (particularly baffling when the cookbook was published in the USA). ...
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How can I use corn meal more efficiently when making pizzas?

When I make pizzas, I put down a bunch of corn meal on my wooden pizza peel. I then put the shaped dough onto the peel (corn meal), add the toppings, and slide it onto a preheated stone in the oven. ...
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Advice on getting my arepas to "puff"?

I just made arepas for the 2nd time ever. Here's the abbreviated version of the recipe I used: 1 cup masarepa 1.5 cups hot water pinch salt Mix together dough. Knead, then let set 5 minutes. Roll ...
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Substitute nixtamalized corn flour for corn meal + corn starch

I want to make mexican tacos, which are usually made with masa harina (nixtamalized corn flour + water). However I don't have nixtamalized corn flour, I have precooked corn flour. I read in the ...
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What is arepa flour?

I found a recipe for arepas that I want to try and it calls for "Arepa flour (precooked cornmeal)". What is Arepa flour? Side question: Would I be able to substitute masa harina?
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cornmeal crust on chicken is too gritty, is there a way to fix after chx has been baked?

I made oven baked chicken using coarse ground cornmeal (obviously a mistake). Dredged chx in flour, then egg, then cornmeal. I'm worried I'll break a tooth on the gritty corn particles in the ...
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What is the difference between corn flour and corn meal?

I have a recipe that calls for a mix of corn and wheat flours, but my local grocery stores (in the south east US) only carry corn meal. What is the difference between corn flour and corn meal? Can I ...
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