Masa

Synonyms:
Massah, מַסָּה
Masa (Wikipedia)
Masa
Flowchart of Nixtamalization process.svg
The process of making masa from maize
TypeDough
Associated national cuisineMexico
Main ingredientsHominy

Masa (English: /ˈmɑːsə/; Spanish pronunciation: [ˈmasa]) is a corn dough that comes from ground nixtamalized corn. It is used for making corn tortillas, gorditas, tamales, pupusas, and many other Latin American dishes. Its full name is masa de maíz and the dried and powdered form is called masa harina, masa de harina, and sometimes Maseca,[citation needed] the name of one commercial brand. The flour is reconstituted with water to make a dough before it is used in cooking.

In Spanish, masa harina translates to "dough flour", which can refer to many other types of dough.

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