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ISO: modified corn starch

biggreenmatt Apr 8, 2013 09:41 AM

Looking for modified corn starch- shockingly, it's not to be found at bulk barn.

Any suggestions?

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    brianl999 RE: biggreenmatt Apr 8, 2013 12:10 PM

    I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure 'modified corn starch' is a generic term. There are several modified corn starches that I am aware of, which are used for different applications.

    Can I ask your application? Do you have a recipe that is just asking for modified corn starch?



    1. biggreenmatt RE: biggreenmatt Apr 8, 2013 01:27 PM

      Pie recipe. Rather than macerate-and-boil on the apples and knead-and-rest on the dough, this is a rapid application that requires modified corn starch to let the liquids gel.

      That help any?

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        brianl999 RE: biggreenmatt Apr 8, 2013 02:04 PM

        Unfortunately not.

        It's not what I was thinking. I'm guessing if they wanted you to use a specific modified corn starch such as 'Ultratex 4', they'd have spelled it out.

        Now it has me wondering if all corn starch could be considered 'modified', but I don't think that is the case.

        Hopefully someone else will chime in, now I'm curious.

        Sorry I couldn't be of more help,



        1. DuchessNukem RE: biggreenmatt Apr 8, 2013 02:15 PM

          Sounds like it's Clear Jel. Available from amazon.ca but possibly in supermarket with canning supplies.

          ETA link:

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            Suechee RE: biggreenmatt Apr 8, 2013 02:16 PM

            You can find it at Golda's Kitchen in Mississauga. It was pretty reasonable when I bought it a couple of years ago - used it in an apple pie recipe I learned at George Brown College.

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              biggreenmatt RE: Suechee Apr 8, 2013 02:59 PM

              Bingo. That's the recipe I'm following.

              Should probably just see if I can't grab a scoop of it from GBC.

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                asagiri RE: Suechee Apr 9, 2013 01:56 AM

                I bought it from Golda's Kitchen as well, and what I received wasn't modified corn starch but regular corn starch instead. I checked with my instructor at George Brown just to be sure and he confirmed my suspicion.

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                Suechee RE: biggreenmatt Apr 8, 2013 06:56 PM

                Yes, you can probably grab what you need from GB for an extra pie or two. If not, Golda's does mail order, and I got a lifetime supply for under $10. Or, if one of your classmates lives near Goldas, they can buy a bag for the whole class to share. (I have to say, the GB recipe with this modified cornstarch makes one of the best apple pies that I have ever tasted.)

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