Contributed by: NAPSA
Cooking With Corn Starch-A Versatile Kitchen Staple
(NAPSA) - When it comes to kitchen staples, corn starch is second to none.
Used in much more than gravies and sauces, starch is a key ingredient in a variety of dishes- whether you're baking, making hot soups, coating meat and fish, or making puddings and desserts. And as more people are eating at home to save money and to eat healthier, corn starch is playing an even bigger role in the kitchen.
Finding New Recipes
A free cookbook called "The Best Of Argo" offers 45 delicious recipes and tips you can make with Argo Corn Starch, which now comes in superior resealable packaging. It also provides tips and ideas to help you hone your cooking skills.
To order the cookbook, send one dollar for shipping and handling, along with your mailing address, to Argo Cookbook Offer, Dept. 5807, P.O. Box 5008, Stacy, MN 55078-5008.
Here's a look at two delicious dishes featured in the cookbook.
This easy dessert is a medley of juicy berries that tastes a little different with each fruity bite.
Prep time: 15 minutes - Bake time: 45 minutes
MIX berries, sugar and corn starch in a large bowl. Add water, lemon juice and almond extract. Pour mixture into a greased 8x8-inch baking dish.
COMBINE butter, brown sugar, quick oats, flour and cinnamon in a medium-sized bowl with a pastry blender until butter is in small pieces. Sprinkle over top of berries.
BAKE in a preheated 350 F oven for 45 minutes until fruit is bubbly and topping is browned. Serve warm or at room temperature. Delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
This simple sauce that follows is long on rich cheese flavor with extra creaminess from the corn starch.
Prep/Cook time: 5 minutes
STIR milk gradually into corn starch in a small microwave-safe dish until smooth. Add butter, salt and pepper.
MICROWAVE on HIGH (100 percent) for 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute. Microwave an additional 30 to 60 seconds until thick and bubbly. Stir in cheese until smooth. Serve over broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus or baked potatoes.
For more information, visit www.argostarch.com.
Makes 1 Cup
Serving Size: Makes 8 Servings
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