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How To Use Arrowroot Powder

arrowroot powder_I purchase my Arrowroot Powder here: LINK

To store Arrowroot, keep in an airtight container marked with the date that you bought it. USE WITHIN 2 MONTHS because its thickening properties diminish with age.

FOR ONE CUP OF THICKENED LIQUID: 1½ teaspoons of Arrowroot in 1 tablespoon cold liquid. Stir or whisk the cold mixture into the cup of hot liquid at the END of the cooking time. Stir until thickened which is about 5 seconds. Stir until just combined, over-stirring can make it thin again.

CORNSTARCH REPLACEMENT: Replace 2 teaspoons of cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of Arrowroot powder. (FYI:  3 teaspoons = 1 Tablespoon)

FLOUR REPLACEMENT: USE HALF AS MUCH ARROWROOT AS FLOUR.