what's the difference between corn starch and flour starch?

I have a recipe that calls for flour strach, and i can't find it in any market..

...could I use corn starch as a substitute for flour starch..?

10 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    I feel the only difference is the country of origin of the recipe and I would use the corn starch as a substitute. There is a product called corn flour and since I haven't heard of corn starch or flour starch, that is what I would use since it does the same thing and Anthony, you must be an ignorant retard for making those comments, because you obviously know nothing about cooking.

  • 4 years ago


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  • Cheryl
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    RE: What is the difference between thickening with flour and corn starch? I`m trying to stay away from white flour,is corn starch the same as flour or is it healthier?

  • 1 decade ago

    Both are used as a thickening agent. Corn starch gives a more clear and slimy texture. Flour gives a more cloudy and pasty texture.

    Both work well, but I think your recipe is just calling for flour.

    Source(s): My own experience.
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i wouldn't think there is a huge difference besides the fact that flour is usually made from grinding wheat and corn starch is made from corn kernels.

    i would say it's ok to substitute one for the other.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    think of it like the difference between corn tortillas and flour tortillas. corn is harder and when u bake with it it makes things flat and firm. when you cook with flour starch, it tends to puff up and soften. u probably could use it as a replacement since they don't "really" make a difference, ive never tried.

    Source(s): personal cooking experience.
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I'll have to agree with freckle about the country recipe origin.. i don't think i've seen flour starch in the US.. hmm..are you truing to make a cake or something...

    ohh and i have to also agree with freckle about anthonys stupidness.. and hey other dude, before you play smart on other, try learning how to spell FLOWER dude.!.

  • 1 decade ago

    corn starch is made from corn and flour is flour are u a retard no offence...

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    one has the word corn in it and one has flower

    are you on drugs

  • 1 decade ago

    looll.. ouch you guys are mean to that dude...haha..

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