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Flours, Starches, & Thickeners – A to Z

Arepa Flour

Arepa Flour

Arepa Flour is a refined, pre-cooked corn flour (“harina de maiz refinada, precocida”.) It is not the same as the masa harina that is used…

Banana flour

Banana Flour

Banana flour, due to the use of green bananas, has a very mild banana flavour raw and, when cooked, it has an earthy non-banana flavour;…

Cream of Tartar

The best known use for cream of tartar is to stabilise egg whites when making meringues or meringue toppings. The cream of tartar not only…

Peanut Flour

Peanut Flour

Peanut flour is a versatile cooking ingredient, and can be used together with or instead of almond and coconut flour. Peanut flour has one quarter…

Potato Flour

Potato Flour

Potato flour is a flour which is produced from potatoes which have been cooked, dried, and then ground potatoes. It is commonly confused with, but…

Potato Starch

Potato Starch

In cooking, potato starch is often considered a substitute thickener for cornflour or white flour. However, it has a higher heat point than cornflour, so…

Rice Flour

Rice Flour

Rice Flour is perfect for baking, as it doesn’t impart any flavours and is made from finely milled rice.

Tapioca Flour

Tapioca Flour

For people who are not making Latin American food, the primary reason to use tapioca flour is that it is gluten free. It can be…

Teff Flour

Teff Flour is a pleasingly light, uniquely flavoured, 100% whole grain flour. Ethiopian households have been using teff flour in their baking for ages. Teff…