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30 Easy Cornflour Recipes From Soup to Cake

Be it breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert; these cornflour recipes are sure to please. It might even be the most versatile ingredient in your pantry.

Funnily enough, corn-flour is the same as corn-starch in the UK. This familiar white powder is often used to thicken gravy or sauce.

30 Easy Cornflour Recipes From Soups to Cakes featuring Cornflour Bread
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Here in the U.S., though, we typically refer to cornflour as a powder of ground corn, like masa harina or polenta.

With that in mind, some of these cornflour recipes will call for yellow flour, whereas others will call for cornstarch.

So be sure to read the ingredients list carefully!

1. Corn Flour Bread

This quick bread is lightly sweetened, with a pleasantly light and fluffy texture.

It’s an excellent alternative for those avoiding gluten and absolutely perfect any time of the day.

You’ll use yellow cornflour in this recipe, making a soft and tender loaf of bread. It only uses a few ingredients, yet the taste is decadent and luxurious!

The subtle sweetness makes it perfect for breakfast with a cup of tea.

2. Corn Flour Biscuits with Maple Butter

Who doesn’t love a warm, buttery biscuit?

What makes these so great is how light and fluffy they are. Still, the crunch on the outside is fantastic.

Add a touch of maple butter, and you’ve got yourself a treat worthy of any day. 

This recipe is straightforward to follow, and you’ll need yellow cornflour.

3. Chicken Enchilada Soup

I don’t know about you, but I think of cozy, comforting food when the temperature drops.

And a hot steaming bowl of this chicken enchilada soup perfectly fits the bill!

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It’s packed with chicken, corn, beans, veggies, and cheese, then finished with different toppings. 

This easy, one-pot recipe needs yellow cornflour, and it’s sure to warm your heart on a cold weeknight.

4. Karachi Halwa

Karachi halwa is an Indian sweet dish made from white corn flour.

It’s an addictive, chewy dessert that provides the perfect pop of flavor to finish your meal.

With this recipe, you’ll be able to add a South Asian flair to your dinner table!

5. Extra Crispy Corn Fritters

Even though I have a severe sweet tooth, I most often crave something deliciously salty and crisp.

Unfortunately, I don’t always have the time (or patience) to stand over a pot of boiling oil for hours.

Luckily, this recipe for corn fritters is a life-saver! And the secret to this dish is the white cornflour batter that coats the corn.

They’re then baked to perfection, with a delightfully crisp edge, minus the greasy cooking oil.

6. Corn Flour Pancakes

Do you ever just crave carbs and can’t decide between bread and pancakes?

Well, this yellow cornflour recipe combines the best of both worlds, so you don’t need to decide!

The subtle sweetness of cornflour and the vibrant hue makes for one delicious breakfast or brunch.

Add some fresh berries, jam, or drizzle with honey. Heck, you could even smear over some Nutella or peanut butter!

7. Cornflour Sponge Cake

Looking for a light and airy dessert you can customize to suit any occasion? Craving a sweet treat that won’t weigh you down?

Look no further than this white cornflour sponge cake.

This recipe only has three ingredients, but don’t let its simplicity fool you. It’s light, fluffy, and spongy, which is a fantastic base for any toppings.

8. Gluten Free Corn Dogs

Corn dogs are a classic treat at state fairs and street festivals. But you don’t need to wait for an event to enjoy the taste of this comfort food!

This recipe is a fantastic gluten-free option that uses yellow cornflour and is perfect if you have dietary restrictions.

It’s super simple and only takes a few minutes to prep. Plus, it doesn’t require special equipment.

9. Corn Flour Crepes

Who says crepes are only for breakfast? These lovely thin, yellow cornflour pancakes are a terrific dessert any time of the day.

Topped with fresh fruit and whipped cream, these crepes will surely brighten up your mood!

10.  American Chop Suey

Add a flourish of Asian flavors to your dinner table with this tasty fusion recipe.

American chop suey is sweet, tangy, and salty at once.

The sauce is rich and thick (thanks to the white cornflour) and pairs well with all the fresh flavors found in this hearty meal.

Serve this over a bed of steaming rice, and enjoy!

11. Orange Pan Corn Flour Cake

Are you ready for a gluten and dairy-free cake that tastes like the holidays? Then this recipe is a must-try!

The citrusy flavors perfectly complement the subtle sweetness of this cake.

And the cornflour and almond make a light and fluffy texture with a satisfyingly crisp exterior.

Rather than white or yellow, you’ll need to use PAN corn flour specifically, which you should be able to find in most larger stores.

It’s sweet, spiced, and everything you need to make your day extra special.

12. Melting Moments (Butter Cookies)

This recipe is everything I love in a cookie: soft, buttery, and melt-in-your-mouth good.

White cornflour (cornstarch) is often used in cookies and shortbread to ensure they’re tender.

So if you’ve never tried it before, run to the kitchen!

This butter cookies recipe only requires six simple ingredients and about 40 minutes. They’re super easy to make, and you won’t be disappointed.

13. Crispy Corn

If you like spicy snacks, you’ll go wild over these irresistible pieces of corn.

Just toss the kernels in white cornflour and spices, then deep fry them until they’re golden and crunchy.

14. Gluten Free Shortbread Biscuits

Here’s another fantastic shortbread recipe that showcases how white cornstarch works in baking.

Real shortbread isn’t like sugar cookies. Instead, it needs just three or four ingredients: flour, butter, and sugar (and sometimes cornflour).

That means it’s super fast to whip up. And since it’s supposed to be light, it cooks fast too!

Once they’re cool, bite into this delectable biscuit featuring a satisfying snap and buttery, melt-in-your-mouth finish. 

15. Chicken and Sweetcorn Pasta Bake

When I tried this chicken and sweetcorn pasta bake, I knew I’d be making it again and again. It’s filling, delicious, and the perfect dish to feed a crowd!

This simple casserole is a lovely mix of creamy, filling pasta and juicy chicken bites.

The sweetcorn adds a subtly sweet taste that goes perfectly with the cheesy, meaty flavors. (You’ll use white cornflour to thicken the sauce)

16. Makki ki Roti

If you’re searching for a gluten-free flatbread that’s both tasty and nutritious, look no further than Makki ki roti!

These gluten-free flatbreads are made with yellow cornflour, and they have stunningly crisp and soft layers.

It’s a staple in North India and pairs beautifully with Sarson ka saag (greens) and spicy curry.

17. Gluten-Free White Sauce (with cornflour)

This gluten-free white sauce, or béchamel, made with white cornflour will quickly become your new go-to.

All you need are these five ingredients: corn flour, nutmeg, milk, salt, and pepper. That’s it!

The result is a velvety smooth sauce that can be flavored in any way you like.

18. Real Chinese All Purpose Stir Fry Sauce

I’ve always loved stir-fries, but sometimes they can be a little lackluster.

Luckily, this stir-fry sauce recipe (with white cornflour) is here to jazz up my cooking.

It’s a little bit sweet, a little bit tangy, with just a touch of spice. Plus, it’s so versatile that it’ll match any stir-fry you can think of!

19. Crispy Fried Chicken Tenders 

There’s nothing like a batch of chicken tenders when it comes to pleasing your family.

Every bite is so good you’ll want to double the recipe!

White cornflour is the key to getting that perfect crispy texture, and the paprika adds a wonderful warmth.

It’s truly the best kind of comfort food: crispy, greasy, and totally delicious.

20. Fresh Pineapple Crisp

After a big meal, I love nothing more than a big bowl of warm, fruity goodness. And as much as I love cobbler, crisps are my all-time faves!

This version combines the sweet, citrusy flavors of pineapple with a crumbly, crisp, buttery topping.

Delight your tastebuds with the melt-in-your-mouth goodness of its gooey, fruity center!

21. Passionfruit Pavlova

If you’ve never had pavlova before, get ready to be bowled over. Seriously, the Aussies have a masterpiece on their hands here!

The pairing of passionfruit with whipped cream and meringue makes for a very special dessert.

It’s chewy, crisp, marshmallow, and perfectly sweet and tart. (The chewiness is partially due to the white cornflour in the meringue)

And the best part is: the meringue can crack all it wants! In fact, it looks better that way.

22. Passion Fruit Sponge Cake 

This sponge cake recipe (with white cornflour) is the perfect dessert to ease your sweet cravings.

The sweet and tart passionfruit icing teamed with sponge cake is truly divine! And the addition of light, fluffy vanilla cream is like heaven.

While the cake may look intimidating, this recipe is pretty simple to execute.

23. Australian Pavlova

Calling all meringue lovers! Try this classic Australian dessert that stars the goodness of meringue.

Australian pavlova is the best of both worlds: a crunchy, chewy shell with a soft, pillowy center.

If making a pavlova is way out of your comfort zone, this recipe’s got you covered! It only takes a few steps and a lot of love to perfect this dish.

And once you get the hang of it, you’ll never make anything else again.

24. Built-to-last Crispy Honey Chicken 

Want to know a Chef’s secret? The key to getting crispy food – chicken, cauliflower, etc. – is white cornstarch.

It’s a guarantee that your food will not only become wonderfully crunchy but that it will stay that way (at least for a little while).

Trust me, one bite of this, and you’ll find it disappears from the plate fast.

25. Thai Fish Cakes

If you haven’t tried Thai fish cakes yet, you’re missing out!

These flavorful and soft-yet-crispy cakes are addictively delicious and so easy to make at home.

They have some incredible spices blended into the mix, and white cornflour is used partly to bind everything and also to ensure they crisp in the oil.

Serve them on a bed of steaming hot rice or pair them with a crunchy slaw. They even work as yummy Thai sides to a whole feast.

26. Easy Mongolian Beef

Mongolian beef may sound like a restaurant-only dish, but I promise it’s deceptively easy to whip up at home.

It’s the perfect storm of flavors and textures, including tender-yet-crispy slices of sirloin, a rich Asian sauce, and crunchy veggies.

Like the chicken above, you’ll toss the meat in cornflour to get the perfect texture. It’ll thicken the sauce too!

27. Tamale Pie

Tamales are a favorite around my house. My family loves the spicy, smoky flavor and hearty texture.

But let’s be honest: making tamales is a bit of an ordeal.

That’s why I love this tamale pie recipe! It captures all the flavors you know and love, but it’s easier to make.

Plus, it’s gluten-free, which makes it the perfect comfort food to keep your stresses away.

You’ll need yellow cornflour for the topping. Or, you could use a super easy Jiffy cornbread mix if you’re in a rush.

28. Slow Cooked Corned Beef in Red Wine

What’s the perfect way to cook corned beef? In a Crock-Pot, of course!

Cooking this delicious corned beef recipe is insanely easy, and the addition of red wine really takes the flavor up a notch.

You’ll use white cornstarch to thicken the juices and make a tasty sauce worthy of any St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

29. Savoury Mince

In the UK, mince refers to ground meat. It’s usually beef, but it can apply to most “minced” meats.

This savory dish uses lamb, which is probably one of the most underrated meats out there.

But when you use this recipe (and white cornflour), it becomes tender and flavorful.

30. Chicken 65

Make your dinner table pop with the vibrant colors and flavors of Chicken 65. This desi chicken dish blends the rich flavors of spices in one helluva crispy bite.

White cornflour makes it crazy crisp, while the blend of ginger, garlic, chili powder, cumin, garam masala, and more create something spectacular.

Serve these at parties if you want to wow your guests.

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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