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Old 02-15-2010, 10:24 AM   #1
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Substitution - cook-type pudding for instant?

Amish cake recipe calls for instant pudding mix; I have on hand cooked pudding mix. can I substitute one for the other? Thanx. I hope I can figure out how to view the answer--I'm nearly computer illiterate


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Old 02-15-2010, 10:55 AM   #2
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I don't believe you can substitute those. One only requires a liquid, such as milk, to gelatinize, while the other requires heating to a boil to thicken it, usually with corn starch as part of the powdered mix. Using a pudding mix that requires cooking won't thicken and set-up. It will stay a liquid.

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Old 02-17-2010, 09:37 AM   #3
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many thanx

You're right,Selkie-I went ahead and used the cook-type along with the dry ingredients in a pseudo-pound cake, and when finished, the middle was not quite done in spite of baking 15 min. longer than suggested.
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