Produced from the root of the cassava plant, tapioca flour is used to make breads, pancakes, tapioca pudding, a savory porridge called fufu in Africa. It is also used as a starch. It is a grain-free flour that is suitable for those one a gluten-free diet.
Tapioca starch is finely ground so that it dissolves completely, but has a glossy finish. Dry it is a white powder.
Selecting and Buying
Preparation and Use
Use about 1/4 to 1/2 cup per recipe to sweeten breads made with rice and millet flour. It's excellent in pie fillings.
Conserving and Storing
Store in a dark, cool cabinet or pantry away from a heat source like the oven.
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