Is corn starch and corn flour the same

Karen Renfrey


Greenstuff September 4, 2017
Actually, both our answers are right! So it will come down to where your recipe was written and where you are doing your shopping. What are you making?
C S. September 4, 2017
No. Corn starch is a white powdery substance that feels like talc and is usually sold in a box, it is used for thickening sauces and the like. Corn flour - or corn meal - is ground corn and has larger particles that feel kind of gritty and is used for corn bread, or spoon bread and things of that type.
Greenstuff September 4, 2017
What we call corn starch in the US, people in the UK call corn flour.
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