Subsitution For Corn Starch

Decorating By aundrea Updated 21 Nov 2008 , 4:32am by PattyT

aundrea Posted 21 Nov 2008 , 4:09am
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hi its me again..........(same cake different question)
i wanted to make a raspberry filling and the receipe calls for cornstarch, of course the one thing i forgot to get!!!!
is there any other subsitution for it. im guessing its used to thicken the mixture.
thanks in advance!

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PattyT Posted 21 Nov 2008 , 4:22am
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Quick Google search turned up the following:

From Food Network - Substitution: CORNSTARCH 1 Tbsp = 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour OR 2 tsp arrowroot

From CD Kitchen - Cornstarch Substitute
For 1 tablespoon cornstarch, substitute 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour;
1 tablespoon potato flour or rice flour;
4 teaspoons quick-cooking tapioca; OR 2 teaspoons arrowroot.

Melissa0567 Posted 21 Nov 2008 , 4:23am
post #3 of 5

You can use flour in place of the corn starch.

aundrea Posted 21 Nov 2008 , 4:25am
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hi patty,
wow i should have thought of checking foodnetwork.
but thank you!
i was thinking flour but didnt know if it would be too much.
i dont have or know what arrow root is.
i guess ill try the flour.
thanks again!
have a nice evening.

PattyT Posted 21 Nov 2008 , 4:32am
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You're very welcome. Don't know how we ever got along without the internet...

I've heard of arrowroot to thicken, but have never seen any around.

Surprisingly, I have both potato and rice flour in my pantry. Potato starch for when I make marshmallows, and rice flour to make my shortbread.

Good luck.

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