corn·​meal | \ ˈkȯrn-ˌmēl How to pronounce cornmeal (audio) \

Definition of cornmeal

: meal ground from corn

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In a large bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Form a well in the center, add the wet corn mixture, and stir until just combined. Krystyna Chávez, Marie Claire, "9 Easy Kentucky Derby Recipe Ideas You Can Whip Up In No Time," 3 May 2019 Add melted butter, sugar, espresso powder, cornmeal and salt, and whisk to combine. Lisa Ludwinski, WSJ, "Pies That Bind: Thanksgiving Recipes From the Heartland," 15 Nov. 2018 Sprinkle a large rimmed baking sheet with cornmeal. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Spring Vegetable Pizza," 7 Mar. 2019 Quick-digesting carbs: Things like rice and cornmeal cause blood sugar levels to rise, which is extremely helpful before strenuous activity. Shelby Deering, Country Living, "Ask a Country Vet: How Can I Keep My Sporting Dog Healthy and Happy?," 11 Sep. 2018 Combine the milk and cornmeal in a medium sauce pan, stirring with a whisk. House Beautiful, "Todd English's Surf & Turf Recipe at Kitchen of the Year," 20 July 2012 Whisk in the brown sugar, cornmeal and kosher salt. 5. Margaux Laskey, The Seattle Times, "Wrap up one of these sweet cookbooks for the home bakers in your life," 11 Dec. 2018 In a large bowl, add cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Heather Finn, Good Housekeeping, "This Southwest Cornbread Stuffing Recipe Is About to Be Your New Go-to Thanksgiving Side Dish," 20 Nov. 2018 Whisk in cornmeal, reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring frequently to eliminate lumps and prevent burning, until polenta is thickened and cooked through, about 15 minutes. Tiffani Thiessen, Good Housekeeping, "Wild Mushroom and Beef Stroganoff," 9 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of cornmeal

1749, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of cornmeal

: a coarse flour made from crushed corn (sense 1)


corn·​meal | \ ˈkȯrn-ˌmēl How to pronounce cornmeal (audio) \

Kids Definition of cornmeal

: coarse flour made from ground corn

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