|Thickening Hot Liquids
You may not have guessed it, but using just a little Argo Corn Starch in your recipes can make a BIG difference!
Argo Corn Starch is a ďsuper thickener.Ē
This means you only have to use half as much corn starch in your recipes as you would flour. By using Argo Corn Starch instead of flour, you use 47% fewer calories!
A basic tip to remember is that 1 tablespoon of ARGO Corn Starch = 2 tablespoons of flour. When a recipe calls for thickening with flour, substitute with half as much corn starch.
If youíre cooking hot liquids like sauces, stock or broth, 1 tablespoon of corn starch per cup of liquid will give you a thin to medium consistency thatís appropriate for soups or very thin sauces.
2 tablespoons per cup will give you a thicker, more gravy-like consistency.
When you want to thicken hot liquids, first mix ARGO Corn Starch with a little cold water until itís very smooth. Then, gradually stir the corn starch/water mixture into the hot liquid until itís blended. Be sure to stir constantly. Youíll want to bring the mixture to boil, and boil it for 1 minute. Youíll notice there are no lumps.
Argo Corn Starch gives sauces, custards, puddings, and other hot liquids a thick consistency thatís never watered-down or runny.
Your recipes will turn out looking professional and appealing Ö not to mention absolutely appetizing!