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The Simple Rule Of Thumb To Thicken Any Liquid With Cornstarch
One of the easiest, most effective ways to thicken sauces, soups, and stews is to use cornstarch. Twice as effective as flour, it uniquely enhances sauces with a glossy texture.
However, since cornstarch clumps when used on its own, mix it with water to create a cornstarch slurry. Stir it in slowly to create a luxurious, creamy texture in your dish.
A cornstarch slurry is made by mixing a one-to-one ratio of water and cornstarch. You can also use stock or milk depending on the type of recipe you're making.
Instead of adding it directly to hot dishes, introduce the cornstarch slurry into hot liquids for best results. It does its best work when heated to 175 degrees F or higher.