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what is weissmaisdunst?

Hi, I came across this when i was shopping at coop. i was looking for corn meal, which is grounded corn... and if any one know what is this it would be greatly appreciated?
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Old 26.05.2015, 12:42
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Re: what is weissmaisdunst?

Corn flour.

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Re: what is weissmaisdunst?

I have never heard this before - but yes, it exists. Here is the key:

"... gibt es in drei Ausmahlungsgraden: Maisgriess, Maisdunst und Maismehl."

Mais: what you use to make popcorn

Weiss: the color white (yellow also exists = gelb)

After Mais it is grinded, there are 3 filter granularities: "Griess", "Dunst", and "Mehl". So your weissmaisdunst has the middle granularity.
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Re: what is weissmaisdunst?

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Corn flour.

Tom
You have to be careful here. To a Brit, what we call cornflour is what Americans would call corn starch (maizena). Obviously not what the OP is referring to.

Much as it pains me, this is another word where American English makes more sense.
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Re: what is weissmaisdunst?

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I have never heard this before - but yes, it exists. Here is the key:

"... gibt es in drei Ausmahlungsgraden: Maisgriess, Maisdunst und Maismehl."

Mais: what you use to make popcorn

Weiss: the color white (yellow also exists = gelb)

After Mais it is grinded, there are 3 filter granularities: "Griess", "Dunst", and "Mehl". So your weissmaisdunst has the middle granularity.
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Re: what is weissmaisdunst?

I think what may come closest to Weissmaisdunst is Rheintaler Ribelmais, available at major Coops and Migros. It is finer than polenta maize and much more whitish but substantially coarser than corn starch.

Ribel is a very traditional meal in the St. Galler part of the Rhine valley, originally a poor people's staple but now experiencing a revival not only among new-age grain-peckers and gluten avoiders.

Bramata is the yellow variant used in the Grisons, and coarser than Ribelmais too; no substitute for Weissmaisdunst.
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