Get email alerts Get Celiac.com E-mail Alerts  




Celiac.com Sponsor:
Celiac.com Sponsor:




Ads by Google:






   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

  • Announcements

    • admin

      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

Question About Potato Starch
0

9 posts in this topic

<_< I find so many recipe's calling for potato starch. My question is can I substitute Corn Starch for Potato starch?
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

Hi - my experience is ....it depends! If you are using a small amount (like tablespoons) for a thickener, then it's probably fine....but if you are using it as a main ingredient (by the cupful) you may notice a different taste to the final product. Try it out and see! Also, as you may notice, most of the recipes call for a mixture of different flours...so I wouldn't try cornstarch alone. Sara

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Sara,

This is a recipe for gluten-free noodles and it calls for:

2-1/2 cups White rice flour

2/3 cup Potato starch

1/3 c Tapioca Flour

3 tsp Xanthum Gum

I have the different flours but I don't have the potato starch but I do have corn starch. Potato flour and potato starch is impossible to find in this area. Just wondered if I could substitute.

Thanks again.

Lucy

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Lucy - I'd try the recipe with the corn starch as substitute..I know some recipes for gluten-free pastas use corn.

Do you have any Kosher products in your local grocery? If so, you may find potato starch there...especially this time of year (before the Passover holiday). Potato flour is definately harder to find.

good luck!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Try the Oriental stores for your potato starch flour. They

also sell rice and tapioca flours at a price cheaper than

specialty stores.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




I use a lot of corn starch and potato starch for my baking, cooking, etc. P.starch is $$$$ in any store so I did some searching and found a company that sells it by 55 lb sacks for MUCH cheaper. Shipping is only $10-15 via UPS.

I purchased mine from National Starch and Chemical Company, foodstarch.com.

My distributor is Tracy Wisner in Baltimore, MD. 410-256-5055. If you check on the site, you can find the number to call for their headquarters and they'll give you a distributor in your area as well as sending you a 5# sample if you request. SUPER nice people!

Potato starch is 55 lbs, $80.00

Corn starch is 50 lbs, $30.00

It sound like a lot but if you're doing baking and such, it goes pretty quick. I purchased a 25 gallon garbage can, lined it with some extra large garbage bags, and dumped it in there. Seals shut and will keep for several years.

If several people in one area band together, you can split a bag...just a thought.

HTH!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for all the help.

The area I live in is so rural that the only place that carries gluten-free products is a Food City and the only thing they have is Rice Flour.

Hey Webgyrl, thanks for the info, I'll check them out. I could order online but can't really afford the cost of the product plus the cost of the shipping. I love to cook and use what I can find. I did find a health food store in Va and they carry some of the products. But no potato starch. As far as I know there isn't another celiac within a couple of hundred miles. So splitting the cost with someone else is not an option.

Hey Jean,

I was diagnosed last November, 2 days before my birthday. What a wonderful present. ;) It really was because it answered so many things about what I had been living with over the last 10 years.

I have 2 sister's who live in NJ and when one came down for my son's ordination she brought me some rice pasta. Since I'm the only one here who will eat it, it should last a while. I use mostly rice flour and I found Amaranth flour and the all purpose flour mix at the health food store. I found a small bag of Xanthum she had clearanced and boy it was still $8.00. It's amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it. When I was first diagnosed I was all upset because I couldn't find any of the ingredients that were needed in the recipes I found. But now I just substitue. Sometimes it works out and sometimes, Yukky :P My hubby loves a gluten-free recipe I found for chocolate cake. He's not celiac but he tries to eat mostly what I eat at home. I fix some things he really likes separate. He's a sweety, he's the one who usually makes sure I read all the labels. I'm just so glad he is so supportive.

I would have answered you by e-mail but couldn't figure out how so I'm hoping you get this one here.

Thanks for all the help.

Lucy

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lucy,

How about sharing your chocolate cake recipe? I bake for my 11 yo grandson, and he loves chocolate cake. I've tried recipes using sour cream, yogurt, etc., and sometimes they turn out fairly good and somestimes not. He has a birthday in a couple of months and would love to have a great cake. So far the best cake has been a Chocolate Angel Food, but would like a regular cake that can be decorated for a birthday. Thanks! Jo Ann

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sure, here it is:

Black Magic Cake

by Scott Adams

1 3/4 c rice flour

3/4 c cocoa

1 tsp baking powder

1c brewed black coffee

1/2c oil

1 tsp Vanilla

2c sugar

2tsp Baking soda

1tsp salt

2eggs

1c milk

Add liquid ingredients to dry and beat at medium speed for 3 minutes. Bake in 9x13" pan for 45 to 50 Minutes, or in 2 layer pans for 25 to 30 minutes. black coffee can be replaced with water if desired.

I usually make mine in a cup cake pan and I usually cook it at a lower temp and a little longer. It seems that rice flour cakes cook better that way. It will be pretty moist.

My non-gluten-free hubby even enjoys it. Hope you grandson likes it.

Lucy

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      103,352
    • Total Posts
      917,436
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • 9 year Old going through testing
      another possible symptom of celiac disease.
    • Daughter with celiac- need test result help
      Tell me if I'm going overboard- but I feel like she could be getting glutened from trace sources on surfaces. I'm a crazy person over it, like extreme germaphobe only it is gluten not germs. She's supposed to wash her hands and wipe the table before she eats. Being nine she's not always going to do that if I'm not there reminding her. Just an an example, we were at a birthday party recently. The kids ate pizza (my daughter ate her prepackaged gluten free pizza I brought). With their hands greasy from pizza they played a bounce a balloon game, where they all had to keep one balloon from hitting the floor, then sat down to cake. I sat in shock then made my daughter go wash her hands again before eating cake. Major crazy mom, but not really right? 
    • Testing After Celiac Disease if IgA deficient
      Is Tissue Transglutaminase IgG one of the tests that can be done (I am guessing that is what TTG IGG stands for). Please correct me if I am wrong.
      Thank you.
    • Weird Reaction
      I'm afraid to say I don't really think it is normal Richie, but I do recognise the shakiness and nausea you speak of, as I've been there. (Pre-diagnosis), my shakiness was so bad, my muscles were very weak and couldn't walk without the aid of a walking stick, my ferritin levels were so very, very low and had to take iron tablet every day for months. My hair was falling out, I had really bad digestional issues, amongst other things. I think you should lay off the coffee and the barley drink and all gluten/wheat, because until you do, your body is not going to repair itself properly. Damage is done to the gut even if you don't have gastrointestinal issues, as not all coeliacs have symptoms, but the damage is still being done to the gut, which in turn can cause osteoporosis, other auto-immune diseases and also cancer.  If you ever get a test for coeliac disease, you need to be eating gluten/wheat for at least 6 weeks on a daily basis in order for it to set of the immune response in your body, which will cause a positive result. (Blood tests are less reliable than endoscopy with biopsies - bare this in mind).  You may decide of course not to have a test for coeliacs because of how ill it could make you feel by eating gluten etc. In which case, you need to avoid all gluten and wheat forever! (By the way another symptom of coeliac disease is dairy/lactose intolerance- which could be causing your nausea). Sorry to be blunt, but you need to know the dangers and there's no point in sugar coating it. What is your fasting blood test for? 
    • Take #60forCeliac this May for Celiac Awareness Month
      Celiac disease has been overshadowed by the gluten-free diet fad. Getting diagnosed and staying healthy is no piece of cake – those of us who have celiac disease struggle to stay healthy. We need better. We need a cure. Experts agree that if we work together, we can make it happen in under 10 years. View the full article
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

    • ChiaChick  »  Peaceflower

      Hi Peaceflower, Just wanted to say thank you for the chat.
      · 0 replies
    • ukuleleerika

      Hello! I am new to this Celiac website... Is there anyone out there with Celiac AND extensive food allergies? My allergies include shellfish, dairy, eggs, cantaloupe, kiwi, mango, nuts, oranges, red dye, and more I can't think of. I went to the allergist about a year ago to see why I wasn't feeling well, and once everything was eliminated, I still didn't feel well. We did more testing to find out I had celiac as well as allergies to cattle as well as rye grass (I live on a farm basically). This was back in January 2016. I recently had my endoscopy with the gastroenterologist a week ago. I have no idea what to do or what to eat... So fish and potatoes for me!
      · 2 replies
    • SLLRunner

      Week 4 of the gluten challenge- wheat cereal every morning, regular bread every day, and wheat tortillas for my lunch wraps. Right now, body aches that seem exercise related (weight lifting and running), even though I am doing the same intensity of weight lifting and running I've always done.  Just a few more weeks until my blood test. Counting down the days.
      · 0 replies
  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      60,486
    • Most Online
      1,763

    Newest Member
    Trace66
    Joined