corn meal vs cornstarch as substitute for corn flour in cookie recipe

  • Posted by: Jylloy
  • October 9, 2019


boulangere October 10, 2019
It would help to see your recipe, but I can say that corn flour is the whole kernel that is more finely ground than corn meal. Corn starch is a very fine white powder made only from the starchy part of the kernel, and used as a thickening agent.
Jylloy October 10, 2019
Yes, I was able to look that up. The question is about a very simple lemon cookie recipe normal ingredients normal cooking time normal temperature. The recipe calls for 2 tablespoons of corn flour. Because I don't know whether it is used as a leavening agent or for flavor, I thought I would ask.
boulangere October 10, 2019
It sounds like you'll be fine using corn meal (I believe Bob's Red Mill sells one that is finely ground) since it is such a small amount. I imagine it will give your cookies an interesting texture.
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