masa harina

noun
masa ha·​ri·​na | \ -ä-ˈrē-nä How to pronounce masa harina (audio) , -nə \

Definition of masa harina

: a flour made from dried masa

Examples of masa harina in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Add the baking powder and the corn flour (masa harina), then gradually add the pork broth until the dough is very light. Claire Ballor, Dallas News, "Frisco cookbook author Mely Martínez shares her favorite holiday recipe: Tamales de Puerco," 11 Dec. 2020 In a shallow dish, combine cornmeal, masa harina, flour, 2 teaspoons salt, black and red peppers, and Old Bay seasoning. Lindsay Campbell, Smithsonian Magazine, "Ten Top Chefs Share What They Are Cooking While in Isolation," 8 Apr. 2020 The pupusas — savory cakes of masa harina, fine corn flour that Ms. Marroquin mixes with nothing more than cold water — are soft and thick, their curves comfortingly inexact, patted into shape by hand. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "A Not-Quite-Restaurant Faces the New Reality," 17 Mar. 2020 Swap in rice flour, whisked with boiling water, for masa harina and the resulting pupusas are crispier and spongier, airy lunar disks quicker to char. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "A Not-Quite-Restaurant Faces the New Reality," 17 Mar. 2020 Not to be confused with masa harina or cornmeal (or polenta or grits… the world of corn and its byproducts is vast and varied), arepa flour is pre-cooked, which means that making the dough is as simple as mixing it with water and salt. Sarah Jampel, Bon Appétit, "Arepas Are My Most Impressive Weeknight Dinner," 15 Oct. 2019 Sprinkle with the remaining cheese-masa harina mixture. ExpressNews.com, "Recipe: Tex-Mex Tomato Pie," 12 June 2019 Knead just until dough comes together; add additional masa harina, 1 tablespoon at a time, if dough is too sticky. Marian Cooper Cairns, Country Living, "Masa Biscuits," 2 Nov. 2017 Turn dough out onto a work surface lightly dusted with masa harina. Marian Cooper Cairns, Country Living, "Masa Biscuits," 2 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of masa harina

1972, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for masa harina

Mexican Spanish, probably literally, flour masa (masa in the form of flour)

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24 Dec 2020

Cite this Entry

“Masa harina.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/masa%20harina. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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