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The Best Potato Starch Substitutes (Hint: It Is Not Potato Flour!)
Feb 10

The Best Potato Starch Substitutes (Hint: It Is Not Potato Flour!)

By Rose | Flour

Finding a potato starch substitute can be easy or difficult, depending on how familiar you are with this ingredient, so there are times when the hunt for an alternative can become an ordeal.

But don’t get discouraged. All problems in the kitchen have their solutions, and you’ll find that some common foodstuffs can often replace an elusive ingredient in your pantry or refrigerator.

Have you remembered the article I wrote about tarragon and garam masala? Many people thought that they couldn’t be substituted, but with a little creativity and intuition, I was able to come up with alternatives to these ingredients. Of course, I had my chef friends to help me out with the brainstorming process!

At this point, it is safe to say that potato starch has several viable replacements. You just need to know how potato starch works in your recipes and see what other ingredients can replicate its effects.

But if you are unsure about searching for them yourself, then allow me to do all the dirty work for you. I have listed below some of the best alternatives for potato starch.

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Looking For Cornmeal Replacements? Try These Four Alternatives Now!
Dec 23

Looking For Cornmeal Replacements? Try These Four Alternatives Now!

By Rose | Flour

Cornmeal is an excellent kitchen ingredient. Although it is not a versatile food item, the role of cornmeal in the kitchen is still vital. It will not only elevate the quality of your cooking, but also provide the proper texture and taste for many recipes, such as corn cakes and grapefruit cake.

Unfortunately, there are some occasions when we can’t use cornmeal because it is not available or it’s not at our disposal or we are cooking for someone who is allergic to corn.

However, this is not a problem as looking for a suitable replacement is easy. As long as you know the basics and purposes of cornmeal, you can find a myriad of substitutes for it that have a similar texture and flavor. I used the same premise as this while finding alternatives to curry powder and tarragon.

But if you are still oblivious about the possible substitutes for cornmeal, then check out the following recommendations that I have listed below!

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Corn Flour Substitutes: 4 Of The Best Options
Aug 12

Corn Flour Substitutes: 4 Of The Best Options

By Rose | Flour

If you want to thicken your soup, you might start thinking about corn flour. Of course, this should not be a problem, as it is a common kitchen ingredient. But what if you don’t have it? Are there are any alternatives?

Fortunately, there are particular ingredients that can act as corn flour substitutes. If you usually spend a lot of in the kitchen, you know that it is your responsibility to know these alternative thickeners. Otherwise, you won’t be able to make your favorite stew and gravy. Apart from being a thickener, corn flour can also serve as an anti-caking element and will prevent your food from becoming messy and clumpy.

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Corn Flour Versus Cornstarch: What's The Difference?
Aug 11

Corn Flour Versus Cornstarch: What’s The Difference?

By Rose | Flour

You can use various thickeners for your baking and cooking needs. Of course, most of these are starch-based thickeners. They could come in the form rice starch, cornstarch, potato starch, corn flour, and arrowroot. Among these, my two favorites are cornflour and cornstarch.

But which is better? There is a constant debate in the cooking community about this. Both of these thickeners have their respective advantages and disadvantages. But these don’t change the fact that they are both great to have in your kitchen.

However, for the purpose of this article, let us explore the pros and cons of these thickeners. After all, I do think that knowing their differences will help improve your cooking. Understanding is the first step to becoming proficient in the kitchen! Let’s examine the differences between these two.

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