How To Thicken Gravy, Sauce, Stew And More With Cornflour

When you are making stews, casseroles, sauces and the like, it is sometimes hard to get the balance between flavour and thickness. Your dish might have the right taste but be too watery.

Continue to cook it and you might ruin the flavours by over cooking it.

So what do you do?

Well you can use cornflour. You don’t want to stir it into what you are making however. This will just make the liquid lumpy.

Instead, take remove some of the hot cooking liquid and add a tablespoon of cornflour to it. Mix until you have no lumps.


Add a little to the dish and mix it in. Repeat until you get the consistency you want. 

Here I had a pie filling that tasted right but would have made for soggy pies. Now it is ready:




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