Q: What is cornstarch?
A: Cornstarch is a popular thickener in recipes, in Australia, we know it best as cornflour. It helps thicken liquids like sauces, gravies, casseroles and soups.
Have you stumbled across a recipe that calls for cornstarch and you’re stuck in the supermarket trying to find it? Don’t worry, you're not alone it again is another ingredient that Australians have a unique name for.
In the US maize is used to make cornflour but in Australia, it is made from wheat which is why it often reads “wheaten cornflour”.
You can substitute the same amount of cornflour to cornstarch in your recipe. It is a good idea to always have cornflour on hand as you can easily add a tsp or two to a dish that has thickened like you’d like it to. It is also used in baking to give sponge cake a light fluffy texture.
Where to buy
You can find cornstarch, labelled as cornflour in most supermarkets.
White Wing’s cornflour
is made from corn and is gluten-free.
Here is our favourite recipe featuring cornstarch.
Caramel Milk Puddings
With only 5 ingredients, it just doesn't get easier (or yummier!) than this! Get the full recipe.