cooking substitutes


Question by  Vina98124 (69)

Can you substitute cornstarch for tapioca in baking?


Answer by  maggie711 (285)

Yes, same measurements. Mix corn starch in with sugar to avoid lumps or sprinkle it on the fruit and let it disolve in the fruit juices.


Answer by  dr84bhl (2789)

No you cannot substitute cornstarch for tapioca because tapioca is a pudding rice and cornstarch is used as a thickening agent.

Reply by TammieSpiers (1):
Please explain your rational behind you reasoning for not being able to substitute tapioca for cornstarch, everyone else says it can be done... Thank you in advance... Tammie  add a comment

Answer by  Sean59 (63)

Yes, but the taste may be a bit altered and the product may be a bit dry. Add a little extra liquid to make up the moisture.


Answer by  traumatised (3285)

Assuming you are talking about thickeners for pie fillings, etc - yes you can, but the end result won't be quite as good. Substitute cornstarch for tapioca measure for measure.

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