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Uses of corn flour???

Gracemama | Sep 6, 201212:17 AM     51

A couple of weeks ago, my husband, who knows how much I love eating (and cooking) Mexican food, was grocery shopping when he stumbled across a package of corn flour.  He immediately snapped it up, thinking I could make corn tortillas with it.  Alas, he did not know about the special process of making masa de harina, and this is not masa de harina.  It is not made with wood ash or slaked lime.  It does not stick together like other flours,  cannot be kneaded, and cannot be formed into tortillas, or anything else, as far as I can tell.
The only thing I've ventured to use it for so far(aside from my little miserably failed, as predicted,"tortilla test") has been to put a small amount into a multi-grain bread dough.  It proved itself, at least in that quantity and situation, to be essentially harmless, but also essentially undetectable.  Nothing lost, but nothing really gained either...
So I'm wondering, what do people use corn flour for? I am clueless!  What can I do with it? Does anyone have a recipe they could share?
Just to clarify, this really is finely ground, powdery yellow corn flour, not cornmeal or grits.

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