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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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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 ...