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Old 11-10-2004, 10:20 AM   #11
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Ground nuts make a great thickner and so does yogurt, sour cream mixed with some caramalized onions.

They are not for all recipes but do add a lot of richness to stews and gravies.
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Old 11-10-2004, 11:00 AM   #12
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Yakuta, I always learn so much from your posts. Ground nuts, I never would have thought of that. What a great idea :)
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Old 11-10-2004, 11:52 AM   #13
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Yakuta, I always learn so much from your posts. Ground nuts, I never would have thought of that. What a great idea :)

Restaurants used to do that until the allergy problems became so prevalent. IMO nuts often give a great flavor, too.
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Old 11-10-2004, 02:03 PM   #14
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Cool. What proportion of ground nuts to the liquid? I will give that a whirl right away.
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Old 11-10-2004, 08:53 PM   #15
 
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On occaision, I'll use a retail product called "Veloutine", which turns out pretty good, but "darkens" your gravy...

Its especially good if your drippings appear "burnt" and things seem unrecoverable, this will usually come through and save your day...

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Old 11-10-2004, 09:50 PM   #16
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I use whatever the recipe calls for, but when it calls for flour, I use WONDRAFLOUR.
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Old 11-11-2004, 07:57 AM   #17
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I use whatever the recipe calls for, but when it calls for flour, I use WONDRAFLOUR.
Never heard of that one - is it made by Wondra Woman?
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Old 11-12-2004, 06:17 PM   #18
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No I did'nt make it, General Mills did:

http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/wondraflour.htm

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Old 11-12-2004, 06:31 PM   #19
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A good thickener for fruit pies and cobblers is tapioca.

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Old 11-13-2004, 07:34 PM   #20
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I think that the use of things such as cornstarch should be avoided if at all possible :) Things such as soups and most sauses can be thickend in other ways

Sauce and gravey can be thicked with Reduction using heat.
Stew, soup, and so on with natral thickeners such as onions and potato :)
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