I live in the Sacramento, CA area and my best friend was just diagnosed with Celiac Disease. I am trying to find things I can make for her that I can afford the ingredients for!
I just bought a 4.4 lb. pkg. of masabrosa (HARINA DE MAIZ) corn meal type flour from Safeway. Is it gluten free? It is made in Mexico and imported by MASABROSA LLC in Virginia. INGREDIENTS: WHITE COOKED CORN, WATER, LIME, NO PRESERVATIVES ADDED.
All the other bags I looked at said they were gluten free on the package, but they were for specific purposes, i.e. only for tortillas or only for tamales. This seems to be a more versatile corn meal. It says on the package that it can be used for Pupusas, Gorditas, Atoles, and other traditional dishes.
I spent half of the day reading different recipes and researching different varieties of corn and processing methods. Now I am just confused and overloaded with information. This is cooked and treated corn, which is then dried and made into a meal, right? I guess that means I CANNOT use it for the type of cornbread I am used to. Is there a reasonably priced corn meal that is gluten free that I can find nearby?
I would like to make Pupusas (how do you pronounce that word?). I read about them and I think I can make them. I also watched a video on making Arepas. Is there anywhere in this area where I can get an Arepas Maker? Is there anything I can make with the masabrosa and my Belgium Wafflemaker???
Thanks in advance for your help.