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Old 07-11-2010, 04:12 PM   #11
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I might have missed it in previous posts, but when I was young people used to use it to "powder" the floor at a dance hall! But if they're sealed, I'd bring them to a food bank and donate them.
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Old 07-11-2010, 04:16 PM   #12
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i use cornstarch to make puddings, just google cornstarch pudding recipes, I make chocolate, butterscotch and vanilla, and I recently used a bunch of cornstarch for a lemon meringue pie.
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:33 AM   #13
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Most tempura batter is mostly cornstarch. Make sweet and sour chicken and make a tempura batter to batter the chicken. Oh and of course a little to thicken the sweet and sour sauce.
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:46 AM   #14
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I use corn starch all the time for different stir fry sauces.
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:19 AM   #15
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If you had a bit more then you could make a non-newtonian fluid and walk on water.

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Old 07-12-2010, 11:34 AM   #16
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Yep, GB. What those people are playing in is something called a "colloidial mass."

I've made a colloidial mass using a small amount of cornstarch and used it to amaze my grandchildren. Check out this cool experiment.

I just mix the whole amount in a large bowl and have the children punch it with their fists. Then, I tell them to swish their fingers around it it. You should see the looks on their faces.
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Old 07-12-2010, 11:39 AM   #17
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I will be trying that with my kids Katie. It looks like so much fun!
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Old 07-12-2010, 11:41 AM   #18
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One more terrific use if you have kids around - homemade "Playdoh". The recipe used to be right on the box (if not, I'm sure it's on the internet somewhere).

My mom & I once made a whole miniature "play restaurant" of food out of cornstarch "Playdoh" - meats, poultry, fish, veggies, sides - all in miniature & "painted" after they dried with watercolors. Lots of fun. Even then I was cooking-oriented - lol!
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It IS a lot of fun even for big kids like you and me.
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:25 PM   #20
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I can suggest you try these dessert. My friend usually do this but, I don't know what's the exact portion for each ingredients.

Cornstarch
Milk (evaporated)
Sugar
Corn kernels
Butter.

I haven't tried to make one so, I still don't know what is the procedure. :(
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