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corn starch v corn flour

Could anyone help... can corn starch be used instead of corn flour? The recipe is from the UK and it asks for corn flour in a cheesecake... any ideas? Thank you! :)

asked by canoetrip over 2 years ago

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Smaug
added over 2 years ago

Lord only knows with the British, but I'd guess they're referring to some sort of corn meal.

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canoetrip
added over 2 years ago

Tricky I know... thank you for your answer!

ChefJune
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added over 2 years ago

I'm pretty sure "corn flour" refers to finely ground corn meal. Cornstarch would not bee a good sub.

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caninechef
added over 2 years ago

I have no personal knowledge but per Wikipedia...Corn starch ('cornflour' in the UK), the white, powdered starch of the maize grain.

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canoetrip
added over 2 years ago

Thank you! The baker (my husband, British btw), will now continue with the recipe :)

Susan W
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added over 2 years ago

Corn flour is what the UK calls cornstarch. I just confirmed that with my friend who lives in Dublin.

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canoetrip
added over 2 years ago

awesome! Thank you!!