How could I tell the difference between Flour and Corn Starch?

My mom has 2 big jars full of white powder, with no labels. She isn't here and I need to use flour to bake a bake.

5 Answers

  • 1 month ago
    Best Answer

    corn starch feels different. Put a small amount in a cup, add water, stir well and wait. the corn starch will drop to the bottom of the water and feel almost solid. Flour doesn't do that.

  • 1 month ago

    The corn starch will be a much finer texture, and will not clump when you pour it out of a scoop.

  • denise
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Cornflour is 'whiter' and finer than Flour.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Cornstarch is finer, lighter, and whiter. Dab a bit on your finger and taste it--it's really chalky. Flour smells like wheat and tastes like, well flour.

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  • 1 month ago

    Typically corn starch does not come in big packages. Flour and Sugar do though. Surely you can taste the difference between flour and sugar. Taste a tiny spoonful. Even the texture is difference. Or ask a neighbor.

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