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 Post subject: Agar powder-Arrowroot powder sub
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:36 pm 
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Can I straight substitute arrowroot powder or corn starch for agar powder in the rad whip recipe? Has anyone tried this? I don't want to buy a new starch when I already have 2, but I also don't want to ruin the final product.


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 Post subject: Re: Agar powder-Arrowroot powder sub
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:40 pm 
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unfortunately arrowroot and cornstarch don't function the same way as agar at all. the agar is more like gelatin than a regular starch and it is super important in the rad whip. if you don't use it you won't be much of a whip.

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 Post subject: Re: Agar powder-Arrowroot powder sub
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:46 pm 
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Thanks. I'll buy the agar powder


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 Post subject: Re: Agar powder-Arrowroot powder sub
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:49 pm 
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cool. it's worth it. it lasts forever and you only use a small amount at a time.

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 Post subject: Re: Agar powder-Arrowroot powder sub
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:26 pm 
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also make sure you get actual agar powder and not the flakes. for some reason the flakes never seem to work properly for me

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 Post subject: Re: Agar powder-Arrowroot powder sub
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:31 pm 
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LisaPunk wrote:
also make sure you get actual agar powder and not the flakes. for some reason the flakes never seem to work properly for me

you have to use a lot more of the flakes; for 1 teaspoon of powder, you should use anywhere from 1 to 2 tablespoons of the flakes.

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 Post subject: Re: Agar powder-Arrowroot powder sub
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:52 pm 
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ah, well, this answers my question i just posted as a new topic ;)

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