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What Is Masa De Maize?

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Hi all,

I've found a delicious, highly rated chocolate chip cookie recipe online that uses instant masa de mais (maize?) I wonder - is this just corn flour? Do you know where you can purchase this? I found the gluten-free chocolate chip cookie recipe on CDKitchen.com - if you search, I'm sure you'll find it too. It's been a long time since I've eaten a good homemade chocolate chip cookie - this would be fantastic to try!

Or...if any of you have a great chocolate chip cookie recipe to share, please do!

Thanks,

Christina

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.....instant masa de mais (maize?) I wonder - is this just corn flour? Do you know where you can purchase this? .......

From Wickapedia:

Masa (Spanish, from Latin massa, "mass") is a dough made by adding water to the harina (flour) of any grain. It is an ancient foodstuff, prepared and used in pre-historic times......

Masa de ma


gluten-free 12-18-06

colonoscopy, upper GI
blood, urine, stool tests, prometheus panel
positive endoscopy/positive duodenal biopsies (severe villous atrophy, high intraepithelial lympocytes)
diagnosed celiac disease by Gastroenterologist Andrew R. Gottesman, 12-18-06

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I found this at epicurious:

Masa harina de maiz, also called corn flour or instant corn masa mix for tamales, is corn that has been treated with lime and water then ground and dried. Maseca brand masa is available at www.mexgrocer.com. If you buy Quaker masa, the most common brand available in the U.S., be sure to buy the "Masa Harina de Maiz," not the "Harina Preparada Para Tortillas." Regular cornmeal cannot be substituted for masa.

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.....If you buy Quaker masa, the most common brand available in the U.S., be sure to buy the "Masa Harina de Maiz," not the "Harina Preparada Para Tortillas."

I was at Walmart today and what they had was the "Harina Preparada Para Tortillas", which is made with wheat flour, not corn, as Julie points out. I think that's probably what I remember seeing many times.

best regards, lm


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colonoscopy, upper GI
blood, urine, stool tests, prometheus panel
positive endoscopy/positive duodenal biopsies (severe villous atrophy, high intraepithelial lympocytes)
diagnosed celiac disease by Gastroenterologist Andrew R. Gottesman, 12-18-06

"Sobriety sucks. That's why they invented booze in the first place." Denis Leary - Rescue Me

Beware the chocolate of Chiapa

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