Corn Flour Recipes

Browse recipes using corn flour, cornmeal's finer cousin.

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Chicken Enchilada Soup III

Rating: 4.5 stars 502
This is a copy of a favorite served at a local restaurant. My family loves it! Serve soup in bowls garnished with shredded Cheddar or Jack cheese and crumbed tortilla chips.
By KMHIX

Sweet Corn Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 743
A Mexican sweet corn cake with a spoon bread consistency.

Corn and Poppy Seed Loaf

Rating: 3.5 stars 3
A delicate and tasty bread with a golden crust sprinkled with poppy seeds.

Pizza Crust Fantastico

Rating: 4 stars 52
This crust I developed after many rounds of dough. It has become a weekly favorite! Its rosy color is from the sauce, and the chewy/crusty dough is a real treat! When baking, I like to use a pizza stone, but a perforated pan works well too.
By MEBV

New Mexico Green Chile Stew

Rating: 4.5 stars 35
This is my slow cooker version of a green chile stew from New Mexico. It is great to serve with tortillas, tortilla chips, green onions, and sour cream.

Cornmeal Cake

Rating: 3.5 stars 4
Corn is combined with corn flour, corn meal, butter, cream, parsley and chili powder to make a cornbread with great texture and flavor.
By sal

Butternut Squash Cakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 57
Chef John's pan-fried, crispy butternut squash cakes make a delicious side dish or appetizer.

Beef Tamales

Rating: 4.5 stars 193
These are just like the tamales my Abuelita used to make for special occasions. This recipe makes a lot, but if you're going to go to all the trouble of making tamales from scratch, you might as well have a party! You will need butchers' twine and a large pot with a steamer basket to make these. May be frozen up to 6 months in heavy-duty resealable plastic bags. To reheat, thaw in refrigerator and then steam or microwave until heated through.

Poblano and Cheese Tamales (Tamales de Rajas con Queso)

Rating: 5 stars 6
This authentic Mexican recipe for homemade tamales is straight from Mexico. Tamales are stuffed with a spicy tomatillo sauce with poblano chiles and cheese - delicious! In Mexico, Chihuahua or Oaxaca cheese is used, but those cheeses are hard to find here, so you can substitute with Monterey Jack. [Originally submitted to Allrecipes.com.mx]

Corn Tortillas

Rating: 4.5 stars 191
This is the real thing! A simple mixture of masa harina and water results in the most wonderful corn tortillas you ever tasted. The secret is to use a cast iron pan! You can buy masa harina at Mexican grocery stores or in the ethnic food aisle of large supermarkets.

Gorditas

Rating: 4 stars 47
Gorditas are similar to pita pockets but much heartier! Can be stuffed with just about anything! I make them with a mixture of corn masa mix and all-purpose flour.

Mexican Atole

Rating: 4 stars 39
Atole is a popular Mexican hot beverage, thickened with masa and flavored with cinnamon and brown sugar. Try this soothing beverage after dinner or in the afternoon with some cookies. You can be creative and add some pureed fruit if you wish!
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Inspiration and Ideas

What is Corn Flour (and How Can You Make It?)
Corn flour is extremely versatile, and you can incorporate it into recipes for breads, muffins, waffles, pancakes, battered and fried foods, blinis, and more.
Easy Mexican Sopes
Rating: Unrated 16
This Mexican appetizer is a hit at any party. You can substitute warm broth for the warm water if desired. Serve with a variety of toppings such as beans, cheese, and meat.
Corn Tortillas
Rating: 4.5 stars 184

This is the real thing! A simple mixture of masa harina and water results in the most wonderful corn tortillas you ever tasted. The secret is to use a cast iron pan! You can buy masa harina at Mexican grocery stores or in the ethnic food aisle of large supermarkets.