View Full Version : arrowroot flour substitute

Oct 5th, 2005, 01:11 AM
im making a coconut cream pie tonight, and it calls for 3 tablespoons of arrowroot flour. the grocery store didnt have this, so does anyone know if i can substitue corn starch for arrowroot flour?

Oct 5th, 2005, 02:34 AM
Yes, you can. Let us know how delicious it is ;)

Oct 5th, 2005, 02:52 AM
Is that arrowroot powder? It's a thickener. It should work. :)

Oct 5th, 2005, 05:43 AM
mmmmm this pie was GREAT. next time ill use more corn starch though to thicken it more.

steev was freaking out saying i ahve to make this everyday now LOL. soon im going to make him a vegan chocolate cheesecake. mmmm.

Oct 5th, 2005, 08:29 AM
Well recipe please you food tease:D

Oct 5th, 2005, 10:33 AM
ill post it in the recipe section :)

Oct 5th, 2005, 10:41 AM
ill post it in the recipe section :)

put a link to it here so we can find it please:D

Oct 22nd, 2007, 04:09 PM
I have never actually used arrowroot, but I was just wondering if there was a reason it is called for more in vegan recipes instead of cornstarch. Is there a benefit to using arrowroot?

Oct 22nd, 2007, 04:11 PM
It thickens a sauce while staying almost completely clear, whereas cornstarch will whiten the sauce, so it's often used for things if a clear sauce is desired (e.g. glaze on fruit tarts, where you want the colour of the fruit to come through uninterrupted)

Oct 22nd, 2007, 04:52 PM
I see.
Thanks Twinkle:)