Bob's Red Mill All Natural Arrowroot Starch Flour -- 16 oz
Good substitute for corn starch
Use instead of cornstarch. I believe it is lower in carbs, just as easy to use to thicken or coat food.
August 6, 2014
Okay cornstarch substitute
I bought this for use in a lot of recipes in Nourishing Traditions and for chocolate pudding. I like it as a sauce thickener but not as much for pudding. It makes it more viscous than creamy. Overall it's good and I will continue to use it.
June 26, 2014
Great substitute for corn starch
And it is better for you.
2 teaspoons Arrowroot Flour = 1 tablespoon Cornstarch (3 teaspoons Cornstarch)
1 tablespoon to 1 cup of liquid, when used as a thickening agent
Also arrowroot flour is relatively neutral in flavor and tasteless. It is a particularly good thickening agent for dishes that have delicate flavors.
Do a search & you'll find out even more about how good Arrowroot is.
June 26, 2014
Allergic to nightshades? This is great for baking
Allergic to nightshades and love to bake? I did not want to use potato starch for baking and switched to arrowroot and it works great for bread, cake, muffins, etc. Highly recommended!
June 25, 2014
Baking, Thickening, DEODORANT!
I use this arrowroot regularly. It's funny how I never had used it before, and once I started buying it, I didn't see how I ever was without it? It's multipurpose for me.
First, I use it in baking. It can be added to flour mixes to hold them together.
Second, for thickening. This can be used at the END of cooking in place of cornstarch or flour. But unlike cornstarch, you don't want to let it keep cooking. It's better added at the end, otherwise it breaks down while boiling.
Finally, I use this in my homemade deodorant recipe. I use coconut oil, baking soda, arrowroot, beeswax, and essential oils. It works great, and the arrowroot helps to thicken it at room temperature.
June 10, 2014