Cornstarch

A white, powdery thickening agent that comes from corn. Products thickened with cornstarch have a clearer, more translucent appearance than mixtures thickened with flour, which produces a more opaque look.

Recipes

  1. Orange and Macadamia Nut Cookies

    Cornstarch produces a fine-texture, more compact dough than flour alone. Combine the cornstarch well with the flour and powdered sugar before cutting in the butter.

  2. Honey-Lavender Plum Gratin

    Infusing milk with lavender buds perfumes the honey-sweetened custard, creating an unusual, lovely backdrop for juicy plums. A quick pass under the broiler caramelizes the top. Note: Because the custard is stabilized with cornstarch , you can let it reach a gentle simmer.

  3. Salt & Pepper Shrimp

    Rice flour is the "secret ingredient" in this dish and is used to make the flavorful coating for the shrimp. But if you can't find it, cornstarch makes a fine substitute. Serve with rice noodles or brown rice and a sprinkle of chopped scallions.

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Articles

  1. Thai-Style Sweet Chili Sauce – Nam Jim for the Win

    Tue, 7 Jun 2016

    As promised, here is my take on Thai-style sweet chili sauce, or Nam Jim , if you want to sound cool. I do a sort of hybrid between the cooked and fresh versions, and using this technique, I think you get the best of both worlds. If you can’t find these beautiful Thai bird’s eye chilies, you can make this sauce with any other combination of fresh, preserved, and/or dried chilies. Things like jalapeno, red Fresno, or Serrano chilies work great, as does habanero. If it’s hot, give it a shot. Above and beyond the array of deep-fried treats you enjoy this stuff with at your favorite southeast-Asian restaurant, it also makes an incredibly good sauce for grilled meats, especially chicken and pork. Even the most insipid boneless-skinless breast shines, once shined with this sauce. And I wasn’t kidding about the fish sauce being mandatory. It really is a key ingredient here, so I’m counting on you to either get some, or maybe sit this one out. As always, the amounts listed below are what tastes “perfect” to me, but what do I know? So, be sure to taste and adjust before you serve. I really hope you give this a try soon. Enjoy! Ingredients for about 1 cup of Thai-Style Sweet Chili Sauce: 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar 2 tablespoons fish sauce 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon ketchup 2 teaspoons sambal chili sauce 1 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch 6 cloves finely crushed garlic 2 tablespoons finely minced Thai chili peppers (or more of a less spicy pepper like Frenso, Jalapeno, or Serrano) 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

  2. Gluten-Free Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

    Mon, 11 Jan 2016

    using brown rice flour and a little cornstarch in place of the all-purpose flour ..... 4 cup brown rice flour 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 teaspoon coarsely chopped thyme 1 ..... whisk together 1/2 cup milk, flour, cornstarch , mustard, thyme, 1/2 teaspoon

  3. Slow Cooker Honey-Rosemary Chicken

    Thu, 10 Sep 2015

    dressing, which is just a mixture of cornstarch , honey, lemon juice, salt, and pepper ..... tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh ..... chicken. Stir together honey, juice, cornstarch , rosemary, salt and pepper in a small

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Videos

  1. How to Make Egg Drop Soup with Chicken and Noodles

    Fri, 27 Jan 2012

    Pad Thai noodles; 2 tablespoons of cornstarch ; 2 eggs that are lightly beaten; 1-1 ..... our delicious broth here, I have our cornstarch and our water. So, what we're doing ..... Let's go ahead and add the remaining cornstarch . If you don't have cornstarch , flour

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    pieces, today, we're gonna use our Pad Thai noodles; 2 tablespoons of cornstarch ; 2 eggs that are lightly beaten; 1-1/2 cups of cooked shredded chicken; 3 scallions that are thinly sliced, that's optional, but of
    while these are cooking in our delicious broth here, I have our cornstarch and our water. So, what we're doing, we're making something called a slurry. So, by adding these 2 together, it's gonna thicken up our soup. So, I'm gonna just drop in a little bit, give it a really good whisk here with my fork and wanna make sure that it's completely dissolved because we don't wanna any clumps in our soup here. Let's go ahead and add the remaining cornstarch . If you don't have cornstarch , flour is also a substitute that you can use right at home. You will get the same results, fantastic. So, there we
    Now, this is the same process that we just did with out cornstarch and water mixture. We're gonna slowly add this in, but here's the trick, do not stop stirring. I want you to continue
  2. How to Make Bread Pudding

    Wed, 15 Feb 2012

    3/4 cups of sugar; 2 teaspoons of cornstarch ; a dash of brown cinnamon or nutmeg ..... our sauce and we do not want that. Cornstarch is gonna melt and be nice and clear ..... sugar and our cinnamon, and then our cornstarch . Okay, so let's give this a stir

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    raisins; 2 teaspoons of vanilla; 3/4 cups of sugar; 2 teaspoons of cornstarch ; a dash of brown cinnamon or nutmeg; 3/4 cup of whipping cream; 1-2 tablespoons of Bourbon Whiskey. Okay, so let's begin this
    color on top of our sauce and we do not want that. Cornstarch is gonna melt and be nice and clear. So, our sauce is gonna be a beautiful rich brown color, which is what we want. Okay, so let's go ahead and go in with our sugar and our cinnamon, and then our cornstarch . Okay, so let's give this a stir. We just wanna incorporate all of those ingredients together, fantastic, okay. Next up, we're gonna
    and pour that in and let's give is a stir. So, the cornstarch is gonna thicken our sauce. We wanna incorporate that cream with our sugar. So, I wanna really give it a nice stir
  3. Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

    Wed, 6 Aug 2014

    Stir together 1/2 cup water, 2 tbs. soy sauce, 2 tbs. hoisin sauce, 2 tsp. cornstarch , 1 tsp. grated ginger, and 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil. Cut florets from broccoli stems. Cut broccoli stems into 1/4 inch

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    cup water, 2 tbs. soy sauce, 2 tbs. hoisin sauce, 2 tsp. cornstarch , 1 tsp. grated ginger, and 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil. Cut florets from broccoli stems. Cut broccoli stems into 1/4 inch slices.
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