Definition of corn flour in US English:

corn flour

noun

  • 1Flour made from corn.

    ‘the fish were coated with corn flour and fried’
    • ‘Add chopped green coriander, mix corn flour just to dry the mix, check for seasoning and keep the mix aside.’
    • ‘Rick Bayless offers champurrado in his restaurants, a hot chocolate drink thickened with the finely ground corn flour used to make tortillas.’
    • ‘They eat a nang, flat bread shaped like a bagel or pancake and made with wheat or corn flour.’
    • ‘Most tortillas manufactured and sold in Chicago are prepared from rehydrated corn flour mixed with food preservatives to increase shelf life.’
    • ‘Sprinkle the mixture with the corn flour and mix.’
    • ‘‘I feed my crickets a special food combining corn flour, wheat flour and apple pieces,’ he said.’
    • ‘Another favorite is bustrengo, a traditional holiday dish made with milk, eggs, sugar, raisins, corn flour, and bread crumbs.’
    • ‘Since then it has turned up in numerous other brands of taco shells, corn meal and corn flour.’
    • ‘This Central American snack food is made of white corn flour hand-shaped into pancakes that are fried on the grill with various fillings like pork, beans and cheese.’
    • ‘Often these crunchy favorites are made from high-starch products such as corn flour.’
    • ‘Konkee is a sweet dish made from corn flour, sugar, spices, grated coconut, and raisins.’
    • ‘In addition, what company or government will take responsibility for fortification of wheat and corn flour with folate, now that this question has been raised?’
    • ‘If you need to add more flour, add more white flour, not corn flour.’
    • ‘In a medium bowl, combine the corn flour, all-purpose flour, and sugar.’
    • ‘Place the durum and corn flour in the bowl of a food processor.’
    • ‘Charles' report should not deter mandatory folic acid fortification of wheat and corn flour around the world.’
    • ‘You will need 100 grams of sesame, 150 grams of honey, 200 grams of corn flour, 500 grams of flour and two eggs.’
    • ‘Season and liberally coat the whitefish fillets with the corn flour.’
    • ‘The station raises money for a local scholarship fund and helps collect corn flour for the local food bank.’
    • ‘Coocoo, a cake similar to cornbread, is made from corn flour and okra.’
    1. 1.1British Finely ground corn flour, used as a thickener in cooking; cornstarch.
      • ‘Here a good Chinese chilli sauce such as Lee Kum Kee will add necessary warmth, while the marinade of cornflour, sesame oil and rice wine or dry sherry tenderises the meat and supplies a thickening agent for the sauce.’
      • ‘Both sauces looked identical and both were glutinous and shiny as if thickening had been quickened with the addition of cornflour rather than by reduction.’
      • ‘Simmer for 10 minutes, if the sauce is too runny you can add a tablespoon of cornflour to thicken.’
      • ‘Sift in the flour, cornflour and ginger, blend briefly until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs.’
      • ‘Essentially it is a light, full-flavoured gravy, thickened in the traditional manner with cornflour.’
      • ‘A rations-era store cupboard would have contained the likes of flour, cornflour, baking powder, Oxo and salt.’
      • ‘To keep it simple, serve the juice just like that, or thicken it with a little slaked cornflour.’
      • ‘Mix cornflour and water to a paste and stir into meat mixture.’
      • ‘Mix in the macaroni, tomato pulp, onion, chillies, cornflour, milk, pepper and salt.’
      • ‘Cornmeal and polenta are not the same thing as cornstarch or cornflour.’
      • ‘Beat whites with caster sugar till stiff, sift icing sugar and cornflour together and fold into egg white mixture.’
      • ‘Sauces made from tomatoes, onions and olive oil or white sauces made from soya milk and cornflour were suggested as an accompaniment to evening meals.’
      • ‘Blend the sugar, soy sauce, sherry and cornflour together.’
      • ‘You may need to thicken the sauce slightly - if so, use cornflour mixed to a paste with cold water.’
      • ‘Sift the sugar and cornflour together, and set aside.’
      • ‘Marinate chicken in soya sauce and cornflour and leave for ten mins.’
      • ‘Add the cornflour mixed with rice wine, and bring to the boil, stirring gently until the sauce thickens.’
      • ‘Cut the beef into thin strips and marinate in sesame oil, cornflour, garlic, and half the soy sauce and rice wine.’
      • ‘Meanwhile, beat the egg yolks, another 40g of castor sugar, cornflour, plain flour and the remaining milk together in a bowl until smooth.’

Pronunciation

corn flour

/ˈkôrn ˌflouər//ˈkɔrn ˌflaʊər/