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What can I substitute for cornstarch?

Cornstarch is used in various recepies for many purposes but sometime it is not available in kitchen. So, what can I substitute for cornstarch?
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use of xanthan gum in tomato ketchup

If we make tomato ketchup of 100kg tomatoes. What would be the procedure to add the gum? What quantity of gum should be used? Currently we are using corn starch as a thickener but it does not give ...
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Thai beef meatballs, how to get chewy texture and how corn flour and baking powder function in recipe?

I have attempted to make thai beef meat balls for about 10 times now and failed almost everytime. Thai beef meat balls need to be stretchy and have a chewy texture when finished. I have tried mince ...
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Potato Starch Coating water to starch ratio?

I made some General Tso's Chicken last night using a batter of potato starch and water then frying in peanut oil. I used just enough water to wet the starch and make it somewhat pliable but if I let ...
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Will a hot cornstarch slurry added to a cold mixture still have a thickening effect?

I'm trying to thicken a heat-sensitive mixture. I would like to use cornstarch as a thickener, but from my understanding, cornstarch must be heated to near-boiling (95 deg C) to gel in a mixture. I ...
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How long do you cook a custard after you add cornstarch?

I use cornstarch as my thickener when I make pastry cream. No matter how long I cook the cream I still get that "cornstarch" taste. Any help? My recipe is 1 Cup of milk, 2 egg yolks, 2 ounces of ...
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Fixing too much corn starch

I put way too much corn starch into a "random sauce": I was just mixing random things together to dip my carrots in. It includes whey, honey, and other random things. It was too thin and I used at ...
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Which is the better substitute for tapioca: corn starch or potato starch?

Which is the better substitute for tapioca in Chinese/South East Asian dishes, e.g. for thickener of soups and for meatballs? Is it corn starch or potato starch? I am asking because both corn starch ...
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How to make Chinese-style cornstarch coating stick

The other day I prepared General Tso's Tofu. It tasted good, but the result was not quite what I wanted. Like with many other Chinese dishes, the tofu cubes in General Tso's Tofu are coated in a thin ...
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What can I use instead of cornstarch in Turkish Delight?

I want to make Turkish Delight but I don't have cornstarch and cream of tartar. They are not available in our country, Bangladesh. What can I use instead?
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Can I substitute potato starch (katakuriko) for cornstarch in a cookie recipe?

I have a cookie recipe that calls for cornstarch. I was wondering if I could substitute it for potato starch (katakuriko, in Japanese).
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Why won't my pudding thicken up?

Some of you might have noticed recently I am dabbling with pudding. Well - to no avail. This is my recipe: yolks - 1 cocoa - 30ml sugar - 60ml butter - 10ml milk - 164ml starch - 14ml And the ...
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Does type of starch used for thickening make a difference in a fruit sauce?

I'm making fruit sauce to spoon, say, over a piece of cheese cake. American recipes typically call for corn starch to thicken it, but around here most people tend to have potato starch in their ...
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Thickening Eggs with Cornstarch

Recently I stumbled across a recipe that uses corn starch to thicken scrambled eggs and was wondering if there was any advice on tweaking the recipe to try and keep the calorie count down. 3 Large ...
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Recommendations for making ice cream with milk and corn starch (corn flour)

I started off making ice cream in the French style with cream and egg yolks. I've mostly been using David Lebovitz's web site and his fantastic book the Perfect Scoop. I've recently been experimenting ...
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Does Turkish Delight have to be this difficult?

At the weekend I made some Turkish Delight based on the recipe featured in a recent BBC series called "Sweets Made Simple". Simple maybe, but highly effortful. The recipe is here, but the brief ...
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Reusage of deep frying oil and flour coated vegetables

I deep fry different mashed vegetables for various recipes. (For example, Indian Malai Kofta). When I do so, I usually coat the vegetables in flour or corn flour, to prevent them from breaking in the ...
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Is cornstarch and AP flour really a good substiture for cake flour?

I was just putting away my cornstarch when I saw this on the label: To make cake flour: For 1 cup cake flour combine 3/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour with 2 Tbsp. Argo Corn Starch. Of course I ...
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Corn Starch vs Potato Starch

One of the recipes I am trying out asks me to use Potato starch to help thicken the sauce. A majority of the recipes I found online for it say to use Potato starch but at the store I mainly found corn ...
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Can I use cornstarch in fondant icing?

Can I use cornstarch instead of gelatin in a fondant icing? If so, what is the needed quantity of cornflour/starch given that the original recipe asks for 1 teaspoon of gelatin? I want to know ...
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Replace cornflour in soup

I used to add cornflour in my chicken sweetcorn soup or chicken and noodle soup for a thicker consistency. But then I stopped using it completely after watching some show on TV that recommended not ...
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Does cornstarch affect the pH of what I'm cooking?

I'm considering canning some fruit compotes to use with yogurt, and the recipe I want to use (which was not designed with canning in mind, found here: http://www.simplebites.net/how-to-make-your-own-...
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Hiding the taste of cornstarch in gluten-free bechamel

I tried a few times to make gluten-free béchamel, by using cornflour instead of wheat flour because I have some in my cupboard (for thickening sauces, even though it's somewhat considered cheating!). ...
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Why is there cornstarch in powdered sugar?

I was looking up how to make my own powdered/confectioner/icing sugar. Some 'recipes' say that you should add a bit of cornstarch while others just leave this out. So what is the role of cornstarch? ...
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What should be the tooth of banana pudding pie?

Last night I made a vegan banana pudding pie for Pi Day, and despite the quality of the pie as a pie, I was left wondering if I had gotten the pudding texture right. I had anticipated something a bit ...
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How can I thicken tea?

I tried thickening mint tea with cornstarch. I was hoping for something with a more thick mouth-feel. I got the consistency I was looking for, but the cornstarch imparted a slightly mineral/dirty ...
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Why baste bread with cornstarch?

In this sourdough recipe, it suggests basting the bread with a cornstarch slurry. I would assume this is meant to promote crust development, but how does that work? I usually see such a slurry used to ...
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Is cornstarch a less effective thickener when used with gelatin?

Gravy is a big deal in my house, when it comes to holiday meals, so I usually make extra. A day or two ahead of time, I roast some extra turkey parts (drumsticks, wings, backs, and/or necks), then ...
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How can I keep my blueberry pie firm without the flavor of corn starch?

In the summer, I often make a refrigerated blueberry pie. The recipe calls for a graham cracker crust, and you make the filling by cooking one pint of blueberries with one cup of sugar and 3 ...
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Sticky corn starch croquette

I'm having a coeliac over for dinner and I've made croquettes from corn starch. I have a recipe with 100gr corn starch and 700ml liquid. That works fine. But when forming the croquette, the batter ...
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What is the proper way to use corn starch to thicken sauces?

How do you mix corn starch slurry and how do you use it? Do you add the corn starch to the water, or do you add water to the corn starch? Generally what proportions do you need, what is the ratio of ...
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Is there an alternative to cornstarch when used to thicken a pie filling

I made a some pies a couple of days ago. The recipe called for cornstarch and it thicken the filling after it came out of the oven. The only thing is I could taste a bit of the cornstarch when I was ...