If you want to make homemade tortillas, cornbread or breading from scratch, making your own corn flour can be simple task. Corn flour is made from grinding up dried corn kernels very finely. If you grind up the kernels coarsely, you will have corn meal. Drying corn has been a way of preservation for many years by setting matured corn out in the sun. Using modern technology, you can dry corn easily in the oven. After following a few easy steps, you can turn those dried corn kernels into corn flour.
Things You'll Need
- Dutch oven
- Corn on the cob
- Serrated knife
- Cooking sheet
- Food processor
Bring water to a boil in a Dutch oven. Place matured corn on the cob in boiling water for five minutes. When corn has been boiled, dunk it in a bowl of cold water until it has cooled.
Using a serrated knife, cut the corn kernels off of the cob. Spread kernels evenly on a cooking sheet.
Cook the corn kernels in an oven at 150 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook it until it has become dry and brittle.
Pour dried corn kernels into a food processor. Grind them until you have a fine, flour-like substance.
- Dr. Gourmet: Cornmeal
- The Cook's Thesaurus: Nonwheat Flours
- "North Dakota State University"; Grain Drying; Dr. Kenneth J. Hellevang, PE; 1994
- "University of Minnesota"; Natural-Air Corn Drying in the Upper Midwest; William Wilcke and R. Vance Morey; 2009
- "Michigan State University"; Corn Drying; Dennis Pennington; 2005
- "Old Fashioned Living"; The Art of Drying Vegetables; Mary Emma Allen; 2000
- Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images
How to Make Flatbread With Corn Flour
Corn flour flatbread requires a basic four-ingredient blend for the dough. All you need is corn flour, salt, water and oil or...
How to Make Flour
While we have become spoiled with simple modern wonders, such as premade flour and baking goods bagged and ready to use in...
How to Cook Dried Corn
Long before the invention of the refrigerator or freezer, says Old Fashioned Living.com, people preserved vegetables through the drying method. Even today,...
How to Grind Corn at Home
Grinding corn at home gives you healthy, nutritious cornmeal. You may find your home ground corn gives better tasting cornmeal because the...
How to Make a Flour Mill Machine
A flour mill makes whole flour out of any grain or seed plant such as corn, wheat, rye, barley, oats, buckwheat, millet,...
Differences Between Corn Meal & Corn Flour
Corn meal and corn flour are both derived from corn. In fact, their preparation involves the same ingredients and process. The only...