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

Any suggestions?

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  1. 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?

    Thanks,

    Brian

    1. 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?

      1. 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,

        Thanks

        Brian

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

          ETA link:
          http://www.pickyourown.org/ClearJel.htm

          1. 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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            1. re: Suechee

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

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

              1. re: Suechee

                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.

              2. 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.)