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How To Use Cornflour

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Sometimes called corn starch, Cornflour is a multipurpose thickener which is best for immediate use. Sauces thickened with Cornflour can be difficult to reheat.  Cornflour is the starchy part of maize which thickens boiling liquid and thickens into an opaque sauce.  Sauces can also be made with Tapioca Flour, Potato Flour and Xanthan Gum.

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How to Thicken Stews and Gravies with Cornflour

  1. Mix 2-3 teaspoons of cornflour with 2-3 tablespoons of cold milk or water to make a paste.
  2. Remove the stew from the heat source.
  3. Stir about a cup of warm liquid into the cornflour paste.
  4. Immediately pour everything into the hot item stirring well.
  5. Return the stew to the heat, allow it to boil, stirring as it cooks and thickens.

How to Make Sauces using Cornflour such as Vanilla Custard and Cheese Sauce

  1. Mix 3-4 teaspoons of the flour with 3-4 tablespoons of cold liquid taken from a total quantity of 500/600ml.
  2. Bring the liquid to the boil.
  3. Remove from the heat.
  4. Stir in the cornflour paste.
  5. Return to the heat and stir as it thickens.
  6. Allow to bubble and cook.

How to Use Cornflour in Baking

  1. Can be added to strong flour to soften it for cake making.

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