Quite often starch (potato, corn and so on) is listed as ingredients in cakes, pies and pancakes. This product contributes to the removal of excess liquid from the composition of the dough, resulting in baking is obtained air and light. In addition, the dough with the addition of starch becomes toughness and from it you can sculpt products of any shape. However, the use of starch is contraindicated for some people, women who carefully watch the figure also dislike this product due to its high calorie content, and in the end it may happen that the absence of starch in the kitchen cabinet is revealed at the very last moment when you run to the store late. How to be? How to replace starch in baking? We will talk about this today.
No matter how surprising it may seem, there are plenty of alternatives to starch. This product in baking can be replaced with flour, ground into powder coconut chips, semolina, breadcrumbs and even raw eggs. What alternative to use in this or that case should be decided on the basis of the type of baking, with which you decided to pamper your household.
How to replace the starch in the biscuit dough?
If you decide to bake a biscuit cake, but there is no starch on the list of ingredients, you can replace it with ordinary wheat flour.
Pancakes were made to bake, but no starch?
Instead of starch, you can add chicken eggs to the pancake dough (of course, only if you do not make lean pancakes) at the rate of 1 medium egg replaces 2 tablespoons of potato / cornstarch.
What to put in the shortbread dough and pie dough instead of starch?
Baking out shortbread dough, as well as cakes, the original composition of which involves the use of starch, will turn out just as good if you replace the powder with ground into dust with coconut chips or semolina. In the shortbread dough in a hopeless situation, you can put more flour and increase a little portion of the ripper, you can be sure that the substitution will not notice. Baking will be delicious, if instead of starch we put in the dough a larger portion of eggs. In extreme cases, you can use breadcrumbs, they will have exactly the same effect as starch.
How to make starch
We have offered a fair amount of alternatives to starch. If the search for replacement is not due to contraindications to the use of starch, and the lack of product at home and the reluctance to go to the store for him, you can cook it yourself. Peel the potatoes, rinse well, grate and squeeze through gauze. Leave the fresh juice for a while, the sediment that appears is nothing but potato starch. Drain the excess water and allow the starch to dry, after which it can be used for its intended purpose.
Dear visitors of our portal, perhaps creating culinary masterpieces, you had to replace starch with alternative products. We will be grateful if in the comments to this text you share your experience.