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tapicoa flour ?

Buckskin2 Jul 25, 2009 06:37 AM

We have a recipe that calls for tapioca flour, but can't find it. If we grind the instant Tapioca would it work to thicken pies?

  1. SnackHappy Jul 25, 2009 06:41 AM

    Yes it will.


    1. buttertart Jul 25, 2009 06:43 AM

      Yes, or even use it as is, my mom did that all the time - for 2-crust pies, don't use it as is for lattice-topped pies because the little pieces on top will remain crunchy. Tapioca flour itself is commonly available in Asian markets, usually near the grains like millet and so forth in my experience.

      1. monku Jul 25, 2009 06:50 AM

        Asian and health food markets will carry it.
        Might find it as "tapioca starch".
        Yes, grinding instant tapioca would give you the same results.
        You could also thicken with cornstarch.

        1. pikawicca Jul 25, 2009 01:56 PM

          Are you sure you're looking in the right place in the market? Every supermarket in town carries Bob' Red Mill Tapioca flour, either in the baking aisle or with the health food.

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            lgss Jul 25, 2009 03:41 PM

            It's also called arrowroot powder.

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            1. re: lgss
              SnackHappy Jul 25, 2009 03:57 PM

              "It's also called arrowroot powder."

              Tapioca and arrowroot are not the same thing. They come from two different plants.



              1. re: SnackHappy
                lgss Jul 25, 2009 04:06 PM

                I stand corrected. They're interchangeable in the recipes I make.

            2. horseshoe Jul 28, 2009 07:51 PM

              Asian markets will have it for sure.

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