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. DIY Food Gift: Peach Pancake Mix with Chai Syrup

    Tue, 9 Dec 2014

    4 cup packed dark brown sugar 1/4 cup water 2 teaspoons cornstarch 2 spiced chai-flavor black tea bags 1. In a small saucepan combine the reserved peach juice, brown sugar, water, and cornstarch . Cook and stir over medium heat until brown sugar is dissolved

  2. Quick Dessert for a Warm Day

    Wed, 20 Aug 2014

    mashed them with sugar, juice, and cornstarch , then brought it all to a boil before ..... this pie, The first time I forgot the cornstarch , which meant the filling never set ..... stab at it, I not only remembered the cornstarch , but I also gave the filling extra time

  3. Dinner Tonight: Apple-Glazed Meatballs

    Mon, 13 Oct 2014

    shine. Other minor changes included replacing the fresh slices of bread with 1/2 cup dried breadcrumbs and swapping the cornstarch for arrowroot powder. My favorite tip for making meatballs is to resist the temptation to stir the mixture too much. If you give

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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 ..... 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

    Cornstarch found at 0:38, 2:44, 4:34

    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. 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

    Cornstarch found at 0:04

    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.
  3. 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

    Cornstarch found at 0:38, 5:10, 5:56

    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
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Food Blogs We Love

  1. What is Cornstarch and What Does it Do?

    Sat, 29 Nov 2014

    ll just get right into it: what is cornstarch and what does it do? This question ..... mix that called for 1/2 cup of added cornstarch in the event of high altitude baking ..... wonder why? That seemed like a lot of cornstarch to me. Maybe there are some things

  2. Colada o Mazamorra Morada de Maicena: Ecuadorian Corn Starch Purple Drink

    Wed, 26 Oct 2011

    maíz negro. The second one is to use cornstarch , or maicena. It is easier to find cornstarch , and it is quicker. For some history on Colada Morada, don’t forget to ..... order to thicken our colada, we will need cornstarch . Dissolve 1/3 cup of cornstarch in a

  3. Pork Chop Suey

    Tue, 29 Nov 2011

    soy, molasses and pepper. Take 2 T of the mix and stir in cornstarch and set aside. Heat 1 T oil in a non stick skillet and cook ..... the broth and bring to a boil. Cook 4 minutes and then add cornstarch mix and pork and cook 2-3 minutes to thicken sauce and finish

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How To

  1. Share Our Strength

    Sat, 1 Jan 2000

    low-sodium soy sauce 2 Tablespoons brown sugar 1 Tablespoon cornstarch 2 Tablespoons canola oil 1 1-inch piece of fresh ginger ..... Measure and stir together soy sauce, brown sugar, and cornstarch in a small bowl. If using, stir 2 teaspoons of peeled and minced

  2. How to Make Apple Pie

    Sat, 1 Jan 2000

    1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon; more to taste 1/4 teaspoon ..... the brown sugar, 1/4 cup of the granulated sugar, the cornstarch , cinnamon, kosher salt, and nutmeg in a small bowl. (Don't

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