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How to replace starch in baking and sauces: top 5 unexpected foods

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How to replace starch in baking and sauces. Source: Screenshot by The Natural Products Insider

Starch is often used in cooking. In sauces, it is used as a natural thickener, and the ingredient makes baked goods airy and fluffy. If you don't have it at hand at the right time, there is another alternative.

The FoodOboz editorial team has gathered information for you and will tell you which 5 foods can help replace starch.

How to replace starch

Starch in sauces

In such dishes, flour acts as a thickener. However, you need to add a little more flour than the specified proportions of starch.

Starch in baking

Eggs – for 2 tbsp of starch, you need 1 small egg.

How to replace starch in sauces

Oat flour – the amount of flour is equal to the amount of starch. This substitute is best used in sweet baked goods.

Coconut flakes – just like in the previous case, the amount of flakes is equal to the amount of starch, and it is best used in sweet baked goods.

How to replace starch in baking

Semolina porridge – it needs to be boiled in advance with milk, a pinch of salt, and the right amount of sugar.

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