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Cornbread recipe using Instant Corn Masa Mix

Posted by kathie3461 
Cornbread recipe using Instant Corn Masa Mix
September 06, 2010 06:11PM
Good Monday FoodLovers,

Has anybody got a Cornbread recipe using Instant Corn Masa Mix please?

Kindest regards,
*Kathie*
Re: Cornbread recipe using Instant Corn Masa Mix
September 06, 2010 07:29PM
Hi Kathie
The Maseca (producers of Instant masa) website has a heap of recipes- might be worth a look.
[www.donamasita.com]
Re: Cornbread recipe using Instant Corn Masa Mix
September 06, 2010 08:27PM
Thankyou Virgil, as always your onto it; thankyou ever muchio.
How is fatherhood going?
Re: Cornbread recipe using Instant Corn Masa Mix
September 06, 2010 08:53PM
My pleasure.
Fatherhood is wonderful- just loving it.
Re: Cornbread recipe using Instant Corn Masa Mix
September 06, 2010 11:07PM
WoooHooo SuperDad, they didn't have a cornbread recipe on that side, they must have known I was checking - the family curse strikes again...
Re: Cornbread recipe using Instant Corn Masa Mix
September 07, 2010 12:11AM
Hi kathie3461 is casa masa mix the same as masa harina? If so, try this: [www.chow.com]
Re: Cornbread recipe using Instant Corn Masa Mix
September 07, 2010 01:47AM
One of these might do the trick...
[allrecipes.com]
Re: Cornbread recipe using Instant Corn Masa Mix
September 07, 2010 02:19PM
I don't know what instant corn masa is, but I have this lovely recipe for cheesy cornbread from Food in a Minute. It's good as a loaf but even better as muffins. The recipe seems to suit the smaller size of muffins and there's no bread to slice! I make these in bulk over winter and freeze them. They're good with soup instead of bread or toast .

[www.foodinaminute.co.nz]
Re: Cornbread recipe using Instant Corn Masa Mix
September 07, 2010 06:42PM
I've never heard of corn masa mix before but the recipes on their website look really yummy smiling smiley I do have normal corn flour but there was no ingredients list on their site to check whats in the mix. I found the nutrition table of some flours on an american website but no ingredients. Is it just corn flour with a fancy name?

I would love to try the cookie recipe smiling smiley

HELP!
Re: Cornbread recipe using Instant Corn Masa Mix
September 07, 2010 06:53PM
No, regular cornflour and masa are very different, the former is almost pure starch and cannot be used to make breads etc whereas masa has been treated (with lime i think) to make an equivelant to wheat flour. Masa is very important in Mexican baking where it is the base for many breads but also tacos, nachos and tortilla.
Re: Cornbread recipe using Instant Corn Masa Mix
September 07, 2010 09:09PM
Hi Virgil,
It's not just the starch, there is real flour out there! And they call it flour too -maybe to confuse people?! smiling smiley
I use potato flour (yellowish powder or flakes) in wholemeal breads to make them less crumbly, I think starch would have the opposite effect smiling smiley and my corn flour/maize flour is like wheat flour just yellow (or orange). Both don't make those sqeeeeeky starch sound.

So if the 'mix' does not contain any flavours, spices or rising agents I will give the cookie recipe a try smiling smiley

THANKS!!

Re: Cornbread recipe using Instant Corn Masa Mix
September 08, 2010 07:00PM
What we call cornflour, or wheaten cornflour, the very fine, very white stuff used as a thickening agent and in making sponges and other light cakes is different to the finely ground cornmeal that I buy which is maize rather than wheat. It is yellow and I use it for all sorts of things. I'm guessing the instant stuff referred to is the finely ground cornmeal with flavourings and seasonings. If you have a pantry well stocked with herbs and spices, the instant stuff would be unnecessary. And for those who are gluten-free, cornmeal is ideal for many your bread requirements without a lot of fuss.
Re: Cornbread recipe using Instant Corn Masa Mix
September 08, 2010 07:35PM
Here is an explanation- of sorts- of what masa actually is. [www.mymexicanrecipes.com]
Re: Cornbread recipe using Instant Corn Masa Mix
September 08, 2010 08:58PM
Wow thankyou everbody, you all rock, I cannot wait to give some of these a whirl...
Re: Cornbread recipe using Instant Corn Masa Mix
September 08, 2010 09:16PM
Masa Harina is ground corn treated with limewater (you're right virgil)and is the number one ingredient for corn tortillas and it's used as part of the filling in tamales. You can make cornbread with masa harina. YOu will find it in the international sections of supermarkets.
It will give you a much heavier bread than one made with fine ground cornmeal (not cornflour).
There is a recipe for cornbread made with masa harina here [www.shizzling.com]
and one that we make regularly here on my blog, that is made with cornmeal (healtheries brand fine ground) [sundayhotpants.nocturne.net.nz]
I'm lucky enough to have a mother in law who was born in mexico and is an amazing mexican cook - she's just an email away if you need info on mexican foods smiling smiley
Re: Cornbread recipe using Instant Corn Masa Mix
September 09, 2010 04:58PM
Wow thankyou Lisa, I love your site, interesting reading and fabulous photos, what kind of camera do you have? I have printed off your recipe and will endeavour to give it a whirl in the next week or so. I have a million mexican cooking questions; we love mexican food and where possible I try to do it the authentic way.
Thankyou for sharing and have a FAB day!!!
Re: Cornbread recipe using Instant Corn Masa Mix
September 10, 2010 12:07AM
Hi Kathie, my camera is nothing fancy - just a little Lumix that I have fiddled around with enough to find the manual settings. I would love a new fancy camera! A DSLR would be fantastic!
Glad you're enjoying the blog smiling smiley
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