How to Make the Best Cheese Fondue

Dipping bread and vegetables into a pot of hot cheese fondue makes a fun and delicious meal, but what's the secret to ensuring a fondue is smooth and well flavored? Whether you want to use the classic...

Tapioca vs. Cornstarch?

by fat kitty 14 years ago

Hi. I have a cherry pie recipe that calls for tapioca to thicken the filling. I assume they mean tapioca flour. This is not something that I have around the house, but I do have cornstarch on hand....

Cacio e pepe: tossing cheese in cornstarch

by antihawk 4 years ago

Hi, all. I originally discovered the technique of tossing cheese in cornstarch from Heston Blumenthal's cheese sauce recipe. After testing myself, it did indeed prevent the cheese proteins from ...

Cornstarch Gravy - Sitting in Slow Cooker for PotLuck

by samara11278 5 years ago

I am making gravy for a potluck tomorrow (thanksgiving theme) and I want to use cornstarch because I feel more comfortable with it as that is what I use at home, and because it's gluten free. I...

Potato Starch Gravy

by Boxman 5 years ago

I was raised in a family where gravy is always thickened with a cornstarch slurry. I'm hosting my first Thanksgiving this year and I am contemplating breaking tradition and using potato starch in l...

Is cornflour in UK baking the same as cornstarch in US baking?

by TerriL 10 years ago

Trying to figure out if cornstarch is the correct ingredient when 'cornflour' is called for in UK recipes. I can't imagine that it would be correct to use what we call corn flour in the US, as it i...

Lumpy Cornstarch Pie Filling

by arachnodactyl 10 years ago

I'm trying to make a guava filling similar in consistency to that of lemon meringue pie. I've been thickening with various amounts of cornstarch, but my filling either ends up too runny or too lump...

Interesting thickening agents

by lucia 18 years ago

I'm the kind of cook who wings it a lot, mostly based on experience, and I'm really interested in understanding the properties of ingredients. You can almost categorize cuisines by the thickening...

Can I purchase Clearjel locally?

by soccermom13 7 years ago

Hi Fellow MSP 'hounds, Does anyone know where I can purchase Clearjel locally? I have been getting it from King Arthur, and while I LOVE King Arthur, I despise paying for shipping. (to say nothin...

Corn starch vs arrowroot...even exchange?

by tweetie 13 years ago

Can I simply replace equal amounts of the corn starch with arrowroot and get the same result? I'm thinking the latter may be a healthier choice. What do you think?

How to use corn starch instead of flour to thicken soups.

by Augieang 8 years ago

I want to make this, http://www.chow.com/recipes/11126-turkey-mulligatawny-soup, but it has to be glutton free. How much corn starch would I use and how? I am not familiar with using this. Thank...

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