Wednesday, July 16, 2008

potato flour vs. potato starch flour


POTATO FLOUR:
Potato flour is made from cooked, dried, and ground potatoes. It is used as an ingredient in potato based recipes to enhance the potato flavor and is often mixed with other types of flour for baking breads and rolls. It is also used as a thickener for soups, gravies, and sauces. Potato flour is often confused with potato starch, but potato flour is produced from the entire dehydrated potato whereas potato starch is produced from the starch only.

POTATO STARCH FLOUR:
Potato starch flour is produced only from the starch of the potato. It is a very fine powder and can be used with other types of flour for baking. It can also be used as a thickening agent similar to arrowroot or cornstarch. The best results are achieved if it is mixed with water first. Potato starch flour is often confused with potato flour, but potato flour is ground from the entire dried potato and is much heavier and denser.

3 comments:

lauren said...

can you bake with just potato flour and not potato STARCH flour?

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