I was going to make dippy dogs and I can’t seem to locate corn meal in the supermarket. Is there another name?


Posted by Cynthea Jenke, 8th September 2015


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  • As said below, corn meal us also known as polenta. If you tried it with cornflour instead, I imagine it would be a claggy mess


  • Corn meal is also known as polenta. Corn flour looks more like plain flour, whereas corn meal looks more like sand.


  • No, they are not the same, certainly different. Corn meal is a lot coarser then corn flour. There would be a completely different flavour too


  • Both are ground corn (maize, as they would have it in Europe). The difference is that corn flour is usually ground to a much finer texture than cornmeal. Therefore you will get different textural results.


  • I use polenta too for this recipe.


  • lol yeah dagwood dogs are great hey!


  • I use polenta too


  • I learnt the difference the hard way :/


  • I am now hankering for a Dagwood Dog – have never heard of the other name for these ‘naughty’ treats. But regardless of name – they are good!


  • There is a difference between corn meal and corn flour. Smaller deli style shops will probably be able to help you out with finding/sourcing corn meal. Dagwood Dogs are such a special treat!


  • woah i just thought that it was cornflour lol


  • Pretty sure there’s a definite difference between corn flour and corn meal. Corn meal is coarser. Try polenta or maybe even semolina. Polenta would be my first choice though


  • Cornmeal is courser than cornflour. Use polenta for your recipe


  • I think corn meal is like polenta or semolina. Corn flour is actually a flour while corn meal is gritty and grainy. They are very different.


  • I would never of thought polenta. I picked up polenta and put it back. Yes we call then dippy dogs here but they are also dagwood dogs. Would polenta give the batter the yellow look also?


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