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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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  • Corn meal is also known as polenta. I’m not sure if semolina does the same job.

  • No definitely not the same !

  • 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

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