A powdery flour made from dried ground corn used for making cornbread, grits, and many other staple foods. Not to be confused with masa harina, which is treated with lime and used for such items as tortillas and tamales.
In UK and Australian recipes, "cornflour" and "cornstarch" are have the same meaning, in the US, they are not the same ingredient.
Generally yellowish in color, the texture depends on how fine the grain is ground.
Corn flour is finely ground from the whole kernel and can be either white or yellow. In comparison, corn starch comes only from the endosperm of the grain.
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Preparation and Use
For thicken sauces, it need to be mixed with cold water before being heated.
Traditional cornmeal recipes can often be made with cornflour, resulting in a richer, less crumbly dish.
Cornflour is naturally gluten free, and may be sold that way, but sometimes is processed on equipment that processes wheat or mixed wit wheat.