How to Make Corn Flour out of Corn Kernels

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Things You'll Need

  • Dutch oven

  • Corn on the cob

  • Bowl

  • Serrated knife

  • Cooking sheet

  • Oven

  • Food processor

Traditionally, corn is hung and dried by the sun

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.


Step 1

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.

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Step 2

Using a serrated knife, cut the corn kernels off of the cob. Spread kernels evenly on a cooking sheet.


Step 3

Cook the corn kernels in an oven at 150 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook it until it has become dry and brittle.

Step 4

Pour dried corn kernels into a food processor. Grind them until you have a fine, flour-like substance.



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