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amother
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Post Sun, Jun 09 2024, 11:10 pm
Whenever a sauce recipe calls for corn starch- water combo to thicken the sauce, it gets clumpy, instead of thickening it...
I use cold water to mix the corn starch and mix it well, I think. The initial sauce mixture that Im adding the cornstarch water combo is either hot or bubbling.

So what am I doing wrong??
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yiddishmom




 
 
    
 

Post Sun, Jun 09 2024, 11:20 pm
I also usually fail at this
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amother
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Post Sun, Jun 09 2024, 11:20 pm
Are you stirring vigorously as you pour in the slurry?
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amother
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Post Sun, Jun 09 2024, 11:34 pm
amother Royalblue wrote:
Are you stirring vigorously as you pour in the slurry?


Yes!
And its so frustrating since the clumps still form... Banging head
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amother
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Post Sun, Jun 09 2024, 11:55 pm
It's supposed to be added on a low flame.
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momX4




 
 
    
 

Post Sun, Jun 09 2024, 11:56 pm
Mix the cornstarch with a bit of cold water in a cup. Once it's fully diluted, add it to the sauce. This works perfectly
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Dolly Welsh




 
 
    
 

Post Mon, Jun 10 2024, 12:17 am
Maybe buy new corn starch? It might be old?

Stir with a wire whisk. Nothing else works; a fork or spoon does not work, in this case. The non-stick kind are nice.
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chocolate moose




 
 
    
 

Post Mon, Jun 10 2024, 6:40 pm
you gotta add it to cold water then dump it into the recipe. it'll clump otherwise
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Iymnok




 
 
    
 

Post Tue, Jun 11 2024, 1:55 am
Torn off the fire. Add it in while whisking. Turn the fire back on and cook till it's almost thick enough.
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Bnei Berak 10




 
 
    
 

Post Tue, Jun 11 2024, 3:04 am
The liquid you want to thicken should be almost boiling.
Mix starch and water in a separate cup until smooth. No lumps! If you let it stand it will start to separate, then you just stir again until it's uniform.
Pour slurry into liquid stirring vigouriously with a whisk.
Finished.
If you don't own a whisk you *absolutely* need one. Stainless steel will last you a lifetime.tt
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Bnei Berak 10




 
 
    
 

Post Tue, Jun 11 2024, 3:18 am
Dolly Welsh wrote:
Maybe buy new corn starch? It might be old?

Stir with a wire whisk. Nothing else works; a fork or spoon does not work, in this case. The non-stick kind are nice.

Stainless steel the best. Will last you a lifetime.
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Layokee




 
 
    
 

Post Tue, Jun 11 2024, 8:33 am
Bnei Berak 10 wrote:
The liquid you want to thicken should be almost boiling.
Mix starch and water in a separate cup until smooth. No lumps! If you let it stand it will start to separate, then you just stir again until it's uniform.
Pour slurry into liquid stirring vigouriously with a whisk.
Finished.
If you don't own a whisk you *absolutely* need one. Stainless steel will last you a lifetime.tt

I have a foldable silicon whisk. Best one ever
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Bnei Berak 10




 
 
    
 

Post Tue, Jun 11 2024, 8:56 am
Layokee wrote:
I have a foldable silicon whisk. Best one ever

Each to her own. I dislike silicon, not durable and cant take high temperatures. Nothing like stainless steel.
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