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Author Topic: What is the difference between using corn flour and using cornstarch?  (Read 793 times)

Offline P-Kasso2

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I just grab whichever packet comes to hand first when I stick my head in the kitchen cupboard. I'll admit it, I'm a bit confused. Is there really any noticeable difference in taste, or difference in results, from using the one instead of the other?

I'm not convinced whether it matters one fig, but I could well be wrong. I mean, why do some chefs state "Use cornflour" while other chefs chime in with  "Use cornstarch" in various different recipes? Can I just carry on snatching up the first the packet I find? Or not?
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I always thought they were one and the same ... with an American background you would call it cornstarch, English it is corn flour.