What Does Cornstarch Taste Like?

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Here's a fabulous recipe for an herb-crusted vegan cheese. If it sounds complicated, rest assured, it's really not. All you need to do is blend together cashews, water, cornstarch, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, olive oil and seasonings, apply heat on the stove to let the cornstarch work its magic, then let it set up in the fridge. Have fun with your toppings and try anything from dried fruit to nuts.

With the help of the short video, you'll be able to make crispy orange tofu in no time flat. Here, the cornstarch will act as a thickener when added to the sauce ingredients, but it will also create a crispy, crunchy coating when pan-fried. Tofu will absorb more flavor from the spices or marinade if you remove excess moisture first using a tofu press. If you don't have one yet, take a look at our picks for the top 5 best tofu press options.

Wrap Up 

Cornstarch is a dried powder made from corn kernels and used in liquids as a thickening agent. It's not meant for eating as is, though it's perfectly safe to cook with. Cornstarch can make sauces creamier, tofu crispier and vegan apple pie silkier. Did you know that you can even make plant-based pudding with cornstarch? If you do, let us know how it goes!

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