Corn Masa Recipes
Dean Said:Masa Harina vs Instant corn flour, for a recipe that calls for thickening, will it work the same? TY.?
We Answered:I am a former chef from Canada, and they 2 totally different products, Masa is used for tortillas and tacos, Cornflour is what is in North America know as cornstarch, it is a process of removing the starch for the corn flour and the starch componant is left a white powdery material.
They are not interchangable, if you were making a mexican or hispanic dishes were there was corn in the dish you could use it, but there is a distinct flavour, not for sweet dishes like custards or tart fillings.
Daniel Said:A Chinese recipe calls for corn flour, can I use Maseca instant corn masa mix?
We Answered:I've stumbled on a lot of Chinese recipes that call for "corn flour," and I really believe that it's the same as "corn starch." It makes more sense to use corn starch in a stir-fry...NOT cornmeal. Basically when you're cooking things up in a wok, you want to add a little bit of corn starch (mixed with cold water to get a 'slurry') at the end to thicken up the veggies and whatever little sauce you have in there. You won't get the same result by using cornmeal. Hope that helps!
Charlie Said:What is a good recipe for corn waffles starting with corn meal, such as, perhaps Masa Harina etc. ?
We Answered:CORN-FLOUR WAFFLES WITH STRAWBERRY SYRUP
(Makes 20 waffles)
For the waffles:
2 cups flour
1-3/4 cups masa harina
2 tablespoons sugar
5 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
3 cups whole milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
For the syrup:
1 pint strawberries
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
Sift together dry ingredients into a large bowl. In a separate bowl beat eggs and whisk in buttermilk and milk. Pour well-blended liquid ingredients into dry ingredients. Mix gently but thoroughly. Let stand at room temperature for 5 minutes, then whisk in oil.
Heat a waffle iron and brush it well with oil. While iron is getting hot, wash, trim and slice in half the strawberries. Place berries in a heavy stainless-steel saucepan with sugar and water. Simmer over low heat until liquid is reduced and berries are quite soft. Strain and set aside.
Cook the waffles on iron according to specifications and directions for your equipment.
If you don't have a waffle iron, pancakes are a great substitution: Follow all above steps, except use a heavy bottomed skillet and heat 2 tablespoons of oil over medium heat. Spoon 1/4 cup of batter into skillet. When bubbles form on the top and the edges of the cake start to brown, turn pancake with a spatula. Cook on other side for another 2 or 3 minutes, or until steam begins to rise from pancake. Remove from skillet.
Keep cooked waffles (or pancakes) warm in a 200-degree oven. Serve with cold butter and strawberry syrup.
Bradley Said:I have a big bag of MASECA corn masa.. What can I use it for?
We Answered:Their websites have some great recipes!
Jon Said:How to make tortillas with corn masa mix?
We Answered:Roll the dough into balls depending how big you want the tortillas put them on a plastic from a clean large ziploc bag other half on top with flat plate press down until they flat enough don't make them to flat then you can not lift them maybe an 1/8 of an inch thick I like them fried a little bit of oil in a pan not deep fry serve right away add salt later on as you wish. hope I helped and enjoy
Ted Said:Can I use Masa Harina to replace white flour in baking recipes (i.e. choc chip cookies) - is it more healthy?
We Answered:masa harina is made from corn, so it is not the same as regular flour which is made from wheat. your foods would not taste or bake the same. you could try using whole wheat flour or even buckwheat flour. if making something that is supposed to rise, like biscuits or a cake you will need baking powder & baking soda sifted in. i have used it for pancakes, it works there