“Not the Same as Tapioca Starch and Tapioca Flour Available Today. Premium Cassava Flour is Different; and it’s better!
Too many people erroneously believe that tapioca starch, tapioca flour and cassava flour are one and the same product. In fact, they are not! Tapioca starch and tapioca flour are actually two different products which are manufactured through different processes, although both are produced from the same raw material: the roots of the cassava plant. The cassava processors and vendors produced and sold tapioca flour up to the 1970’s. They then adopted starch manufacturing technology and since produced and sold only tapioca starch.
Tapioca flour, or more appropriately – cassava flour, is still produced and consumed in tropical countries where the cassava plant is indigenously grown. However, the quality and characteristics of the flour are adapted only to native dishes in these countries. These local cassava (or tapioca) flours are not well suited for use in baking applications which are based on wheat flour in the rest of the world, including North America.
This inspired AKFP to design a flour from cassava roots that can approximate the physical characteristics of wheat flour, and has inherent properties that will perform well in a gluten-free baking environment. The result: Premium Cassava Flour. Try it and be amazed!”
I have been experimenting with this amazing flour and have found that it works very well in every recipe I have used it in. It really does work just like wheat flour and Cassava is wonderful for thickening sauces, gravies and stews too.
Try these cookies:
Tim’s Gluten Free Cookies
1 lb butter (or margarine)
3 cups brown sugar
1 cup ground oats
4 or more cups Cassava Flour
2 tsp baking soda
3 cups unsweetened desiccated coconut
3 cups GF milk chocolate morsels
½ cup slivered almonds.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a large mixer bowl, beat the butter, eggs and sugar.
Add the oats and coconut. Mix well.
Add the all-purpose flour and baking soda a little at a time until you can touch the dough with your finger and your finger comes away clean.
Mix in the Chocolate morsels and the slivered almonds.
Roll into tablespoon sized balls and flatten slightly with the heel of your hand.
Bake 5 to 7 minutes. (Do not over-cook)
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