How to substitute cornstarch for gelatin?

I always have cornstarch in my pantry, but never gelatin. I hate buying something for one recipe. Is gelatin an ingredient that should be in my pantry?

Hollis Ramsey
Peanut Butter Cream Pie
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AntoniaJames February 21, 2022
Is gelatin a recipe that should be in your pantry? Yes! It's amazing how it gives body to the sauce in braises with lots of sauce, and stews (1 tablespoon added with the liquid before the long braising period). Gelatin is also essential for making panna cotta and Bavarian creams (creme bavarois) - two lovely, easy desserts. Plus, gelatin won't dull the flavor of your ingredients in desserts such as the peanut butter cream pie, which cornstarch often tends to do. ;o)
aargersi February 21, 2022
You can pick up a box of Knox plain gelatin for $2 or $3, so yeah might as well keep it on hand! That way you’ll have it when you need it!
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