Masa Flour Recipes

We are only eating our own home grown grains these days..and we most​ly on​l​y grow flour corn and Essene flax seed.

These Gem cakes were stunning and the home made butter generously spread made them even better. Of coarse you can do them in muffin tins if you don’t have cast iron gem like pan !!!

Masa Flour

 2.5 cups of dry flour corn in a stainless steel pot covered with water 5cm higher than corn. be generous with water.. and add 1 dessertspoon fun of hydrated lime. get that from the garden center, it’s a Tui product called compost activator!!!! (you could also learn to use wood ash to achieve the same result) 

Bring to the boil and simmer 20 minutes// leave over night. Rinse while rubbing well in the morning to remove all corn seed coats then drain and grind in a corn grinder. From there you can do anything you like including corn bread, deserts​, baking​,​ tortillas etc

Masa and Date Flour Gemcakes
Masa flour and date gem cakes, with home made butter!

2 cups of fresh organic masa flour (you can buy organic masa flour, already made) or use the above process and make your own.

3 organic free range eggs 

1/2 cup butter .. home made organic cultured butter adds a special quality here!!!! but obviously not essential!
1/2 cup dates soaked overnight in warm water to cover only
pinch of salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon cardamon
beat eggs and add everything else mix well, butter pan well and bake approx 20 minutes in moderate oven
Corn Bread
3 cups of masa flour (fresh from corn mill or commercial organic masa flour with enough water added to make it crumbly and moist only.. right texture to make tortillas….)
3 organic free range eggs
1/2 cup butter
salt to taste
molasses to taste .. I  used  1 Tablespoon
beat eggs add everything else, mix well, pour into a heated frying pan on moderate heat with plenty of lard or if you’re a butter fiend use butter. fry until golden brown and turn over before top is cooked and remember all of those people leaving Europe who settled America for the second time ( at least) who lived on this stuff!!!