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Thread: Need help muy pronto: Using arrowroot instead of flour or cornstarch thickener in a rhubarb pie

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    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Need help muy pronto: Using arrowroot instead of flour or cornstarch thickener in a rhubarb pie

    How do I swap out the flour with arrowroot instead?

    If you're inclined to email me, put a dot between my firstandlastnames
    to bypass Earthlink's spam filterčit'll speed things up.

    Gloria's pie sounded good and I've got rhubarb to be picked.

    Pie crust is ready to be divided and chilled. I'll be researching
    other sources, too.
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    -Philo of Alexandria

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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Need help muy pronto: Using arrowroot instead of flour or cornstarch thickener in a rhubarb pie

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Melba's Jammin' <[email protected]> wrote:

    > How do I swap out the flour with arrowroot instead?
    >
    > If you're inclined to email me, put a dot between my firstandlastnames
    > to bypass Earthlink's spam filterčit'll speed things up.
    >
    > Gloria's pie sounded good and I've got rhubarb to be picked.
    >
    > Pie crust is ready to be divided and chilled. I'll be researching
    > other sources, too.


    Treat Arrowroot like you would corn starch.
    It does not act the same as flour. :-)

    And yes, I use it frequently.
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    Puester Guest

    Default Re: Need help muy pronto: Using arrowroot instead of flour or cornstarchthickener in a rhubarb pie


    Melba's Jammin' wrote:

    > How do I swap out the flour with arrowroot instead?
    >
    > If you're inclined to email me, put a dot between my firstandlastnames
    > to bypass Earthlink's spam filterčit'll speed things up.
    >
    > Gloria's pie sounded good and I've got rhubarb to be picked.
    >
    > Pie crust is ready to be divided and chilled. I'll be researching
    > other sources, too.



    I googled "arrowroot substitution" and got Cook's
    Thesaurus's version:

    arrowroot starch = arrowroot powder = arrowroot =
    arrowroot flour This starch thickener has several
    advantages over cornstarch. It has a more neutral flavor,
    so it's a good thickener for delicately flavored sauces. It
    also works at a lower temperature, and tolerates acidic
    ingredients and prolonged cooking better. And while sauces
    thickened with cornstarch turn into a spongy mess if they're
    frozen, those made with arrowroot can be frozen and thawed
    with impunity. The downside is that arrowroot is pricier
    than cornstarch, and it's not a good thickener for
    dairy-based sauces, since it turns them slimy.
    Arrowroot also imparts a shiny gloss to foods, and while it
    can make a dessert sauce glow spectacularly, it can make a
    meat sauce look eerie and fake. To thicken with arrowroot,
    mix it with an equal amount of cold water, then whisk the
    slurry into a hot liquid for about 30 seconds. Look for it
    in Asian markets and health food stores. Equivalents: One
    tablespoon thickens one cup of liquid. Substitutes:
    tapioca starch (very similar) OR Instant ClearJelģ OR
    cornstarch (Cornstarch doesn't impart as glossy a finish and
    can leave a starchy taste if undercooked.) OR kudzu powder
    OR potato starch OR rice starch OR flour (Flour makes an
    opaque sauce, imparts a floury taste, and can easily turn
    lumpy. Use twice as much flour as arrowroot.)
    gp

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    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Need help muy pronto: Using arrowroot instead of flour or cornstarch thickener in a rhubarb pie

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Puester <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    > > How do I swap out the flour with arrowroot instead?


    > I googled "arrowroot substitution" and got Cook's
    > Thesaurus's version:


    (snip)

    Yes, I found that, too. Thanks. I used flour and some arrowroot just
    for the heck of it. Finished pie is pictured on alt.binaries.food.
    It's gawgeous. More pics will follow.
    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller - good news 4-6-2009
    "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle."
    -Philo of Alexandria

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    Merryb Guest

    Default Re: Need help muy pronto: Using arrowroot instead of flour orcornstarch thickener in a rhubarb pie

    On Jun 9, 9:41¬*am, Melba's Jammin' <barbschal...@earthlink.net> wrote:
    > How do I swap out the flour with arrowroot instead?
    >
    > If you're inclined to email me, put a dot between my firstandlastnames
    > to bypass Earthlink's spam filter‚ÄĻit'll speed things up.
    >
    > Gloria's pie sounded good and I've got rhubarb to be picked.
    >
    > Pie crust is ready to be divided and chilled. ¬* I'll be researching
    > other sources, too.
    > --
    > -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJhttp://web.me.com/barbschaller- good news4-6-2009
    > "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle."
    > -Philo of Alexandria


    Have you ever tried tapioca? Works very well if you have it!!

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    Merryb Guest

    Default Re: Need help muy pronto: Using arrowroot instead of flour orcornstarch thickener in a rhubarb pie

    On Jun 9, 2:41*pm, Melba's Jammin' <barbschal...@earthlink.net> wrote:
    > In article <4A2E9E11.2070...@comcast.net>,
    >
    > *Puester <gpues...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > > Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    > > > How do I swap out the flour with arrowroot instead?

    > > I googled "arrowroot substitution" and got Cook's
    > > Thesaurus's version:

    >
    > (snip)
    >
    > Yes, I found that, too. *Thanks. *I used flour and some arrowroot just
    > for the heck of it. *Finished pie is pictured on alt.binaries.food. *
    > It's gawgeous. * *More pics will follow.
    > --
    > -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJhttp://web.me.com/barbschaller- good news4-6-2009
    > "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle."
    > -Philo of Alexandria


    Never mind!

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    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Need help muy pronto: Using arrowroot instead of flour or cornstarch thickener in a rhubarb pie

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    Merryb <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Jun 9, 9:41¬*am, Melba's Jammin' <barbschal...@earthlink.net> wrote:
    > > How do I swap out the flour with arrowroot instead?


    > Have you ever tried tapioca? Works very well if you have it!!


    I don't keep it around.
    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller - good news 4-6-2009
    "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle."
    -Philo of Alexandria

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