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I have a question about the recipe "Breton Butter Cake" from thirschfeld. Can you substitute another starch for the corn starch?

asked by Kelly Peters over 4 years ago

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darksideofthespoon
added over 4 years ago

I've tried subbing rice flour for cornstarch.. it worked, but definitely not the same texture. In the recipe you posted it seems like such a small amount of CS that you might be able to get away with it.

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flesch
added over 4 years ago

You could try arrowroot, which turns out very similar to cornstarch. The only difference is arrowroot is more expensive

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ChezHenry
added over 4 years ago

Potato starch would work well.

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Marin Trinity
added over 4 years ago

I agree Flesch! Arrowroot is awesome, I used it in placeof three tbs. of cornstarch in an ice cream base recipe and it was really good!

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added over 4 years ago

I always use potato starch in lieu of cornstarch.

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LE BEC FIN
added over 4 years ago

june, plse tell why. Should i not be using cornstarch iyo?

Kelly Peters
added over 4 years ago

Thanks! I actually have Arrowroot on hand. Also have potato starch as well. I haven't done much GF baking yet except for a few mixes that weren't all that great. Thanks again!

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