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How to Dissolve Corn Flour

Updated February 21, 2017

Although your pudding, gravy or sauce may look like a watery and runny kitchen concoction that is beyond repair, you can implement a quick fix for such diluted liquid ingredients. Corn flour or cornflour are thickening agents typically added to cream-based sauces, puddings and gravies that are too thin. The corn flour dissolves in liquid, creating a slurry or paste that can be combined with any number of mixtures to give them a denser consistency. Save time remaking a recipe or enhance the texture of a dish without hindering its flavour by adding dissolved corn flour to liquids.

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  1. Pour 1 tbsp corn flour into a bowl per 1 cup of liquid that requires thickening.

  2. Add to the bowl 1 tbsp cold water per 1 tbsp corn flour used.

  3. Whisk the corn flour and water until the corn flour dissolves and a smooth paste, or slurry, forms.

  4. Simmer the hot, thin liquid that you are cooking over low heat, then pour the slurry into the hot liquid and stir the mixture with a spoon for one minute until it thickens.

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Things You'll Need

  • Corn flour
  • Cold water
  • Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Spoon

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Taylor DiVico is a professional songwriter, content writer, fiction novelist and poet with more than 15 years of experience. DiVico holds a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Rhode Island and an M.S. from Syracuse University.

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