Definition of corn flour in US English:

corn flour

noun

  • 1Flour made from corn.

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

Pronunciation

corn flour

/ˈkɔrn ˌflaʊər//ˈkôrn ˌflouər/