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 Post subject: Tapioca flour? Same as Tapioca starch?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:38 pm 
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I want to make the chocolate chip cookies for Christmas. I just went to Whole Foods and they had "Tapioca" (Bob Mills), and they had "Tapioca Starch" that said to use in place of cornstarch. Are either of these ok to use in the cookie recipe?


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 Post subject: Re: Tapioca flour? Same as Tapioca starch?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:23 pm 
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masuphl wrote:
I want to make the chocolate chip cookies for Christmas. I just went to Whole Foods and they had "Tapioca" (Bob Mills), and they had "Tapioca Starch" that said to use in place of cornstarch. Are either of these ok to use in the cookie recipe?


Without having used it myself, I'm saying that starch is not the same as flour.

If the recipe calls for a flour, than you might be able to replace that with some other kind or variety of flour, but not with starch.


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 Post subject: Re: Tapioca flour? Same as Tapioca starch?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:28 pm 
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In this case, they are the same. But they are the only one. Corn starch does not equal corn flour, and potato starch does not equal potato flour, for example.

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 Post subject: Re: Tapioca flour? Same as Tapioca starch?
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Veg_Eric wrote:
masuphl wrote:
I want to make the chocolate chip cookies for Christmas. I just went to Whole Foods and they had "Tapioca" (Bob Mills), and they had "Tapioca Starch" that said to use in place of cornstarch. Are either of these ok to use in the cookie recipe?


Without having used it myself, I'm saying that starch is not the same as flour.

If the recipe calls for a flour, than you might be able to replace that with some other kind or variety of flour, but not with starch.


Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Tapioca flour? Same as Tapioca starch?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:26 pm 
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gaia13 wrote:
In this case, they are the same. But they are the only one. Corn starch does not equal corn flour, and potato starch does not equal potato flour, for example.


Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Tapioca flour? Same as Tapioca starch?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:12 am 
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re: corn flour =/= corn starch... true except when it's not. Sometimes a recipe (especially old ones and British ones) will call for "corn flour" and they mean corn starch, not like finely ground cornmeal. So sometimes you have to figure it out from context. SO CONFUSING. haha :)


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