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Old 12-05-2012, 03:39 AM   #1
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Do they mean cornflour or cornstarch?

Hi

I'm thinking about trying this recipe but am not sure if the author means cornflour or cornstarch.

Creamy Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup recipe - All recipes UK

I have cornflour and I have potato starch on my shelf.

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Michael

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Old 12-05-2012, 04:05 AM   #2
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They're using that as a thickener for the soup, so it's what we would call corn starch. It's using metric measurements so I surmise that it's a British recipe. Well, that and the ".uk" on the url, LOL! Anyway, in the UK they usually use the term "corn flour" to mean what we would call "corn starch".

Kind of like they call cookies "biscuits", and the closest thing they have to our biscuits are scones.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:18 AM   #3
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They're using that as a thickener for the soup, so it's what we would call corn starch. It's using metric measurements so I surmise that it's a British recipe. Well, that and the ".uk" on the url, LOL! Anyway, in the UK they usually use the term "corn flour" to mean what we would call "corn starch".

Kind of like they call cookies "biscuits", and the closest thing they have to our biscuits are scones.
Thanks. It's what I thought but wanted to be sure.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:35 AM   #4
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I made it today and it tasted very good but I did modify the recipe just a little.

If you have any ideas on how to make it even better then please post them.

I love soup in the winter ;-)
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:56 AM   #5
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No, No, They mean Corn Flour! A fine ground corn meal.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:01 PM   #6
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No, No, They mean Corn Flour! A fine ground corn meal.
I disagree. The recipe is from the UK where they call corn starch corn flour. The recipe calls for two tablespoons mixed with water as a thickener. Classic use of corn starch as a thickener.
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I disagree. The recipe is from the UK where they call corn starch corn flour. The recipe calls for two tablespoons mixed with water as a thickener. Classic use of corn starch as a thickener.
Yes. In the UK corn flour and corn starch are the same.
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I did not know that!
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I did not know that!
I'm not sure what they call corn flour.
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I'm not sure what they call corn flour.
I believe they call it "fine cornmeal", "masa harina", or sometimes even "maize flour".
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