is corn flour different from corn masa? if so, is there somewhere i can get it for a decent price?

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creamtea April 30, 2018
Yes they are different; masa is cooked and slaked (soaked in an alkaline solution). Bob's produces both products, masa harina and cornflour. The price on their website is $3.29 for the flour: https://www.bobsredmill.com/shop/flours-and-meals/organic-corn-flour.html
 
Smaug April 29, 2018
pps masa, by the way, is the Spanish word for dough; corn masa would mean the reconstituted "masa harina" (or can be ground from whole corn), which I suppose would translate as "flour for dough" or something of the sort.
 
Smaug April 29, 2018
I believe "cornflour" is the British name for cornstarch. Masa Harina is something completely different- it is a fine cornmeal made from corn treated with lime, which gives it a very different flavor. Also not to be confused with cornflower 9Centaurea Cyanea- AKA batchelor's button.
 
Smaug April 29, 2018
Don't know what happened to those parentheses(Centaurea Cyanea)- when will this site get an edit function?
 
Sandi S. April 29, 2018
For Christina Tosi’s corn cookies.
 
Trena H. April 29, 2018
Sandi - I prefer Bob's Red Mill products. If you want something cheaper you might check your local grocery store. Here's an article describing different corn products used in cooking. https://www.epicurious.com/ingredients/difference-between-cornmeal-corn-flour-polenta-grits-article
 
Trena H. April 29, 2018
Yes, they are different. I use masa for making corn tortillas. What will you be using it for?
 
Rosa April 29, 2018
I’m not convinced they are but I ordered my Bob’s Red Mill corn flour from Walmart for roughly $3
 
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