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    Could you use cornstarch instead of instant flour?
    What's instant flour?

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    Default Re: Article: Beef Gravy Mix

    Quote Originally Posted by Marshula View Post
    Could you use cornstarch instead of instant flour?
    What's instant flour?

    Instant flour is a low-protein, finely-ground, granular type of flour that has gone through pregelatinization, a process that involves heating the flour with hot water or steam, then drying it out.It's meant to dissolve rapidly in liquid regardless of temperature, you might better know it as Wondra.
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    You cannot substitute cornstarch for instant flour. You could possibly substitute Wheat flour, but you'll need to be prepared to whisk the heck out of it while its cooking to remove the lumps.
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    I was wondering if this saves any money versus buying by the package because dry milk is so expensive. Has anyone done a breakdown on it? thank you.

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    Default Re: Beef Gravy Mix

    Quote Originally Posted by britsmom View Post
    I was wondering if this saves any money versus buying by the package because dry milk is so expensive. Has anyone done a breakdown on it? thank you.
    a 26.5 oz box of Dry milk (Great Value Brand) is $5.29 - it contains 30 - 1/3 c. servings = .17 per 1/3c. so this recipe uses .53 worth of powdered milk.

    Total of the other ingredients is about .40- so for .92 you get 4 flavorful (non-sodium laden) gravy mixes. Or, for further breakdown, about .23 cents per gravy mix.

    Of course, if you buy ingredients in bulk or on sale this price is going to be lower.
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    I made this gravey and the taste was great but the color isn't brown. I looks more like white gravey. Did I do something wrong?

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    Default Re: Beef Gravy Mix

    Quote Originally Posted by kcpickles View Post
    I made this gravey and the taste was great but the color isn't brown. I looks more like white gravey. Did I do something wrong?
    No, they use colorings to make gravy a dark brown, you can add a touch of bouquet the next time you make some and you'll achieve the rich brown color.
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    Default Re: Beef Gravy Mix

    Quote Originally Posted by Marshula View Post
    Could you use cornstarch instead of instant flour?
    What's instant flour?
    You can substitute corn starch for the flour but you would have to alter the recipe. 1 Tb cornstarch is the equivalent of 2 Tb flour which would ultimately alter the amount of mix needed for a batch of gravy.

 

 
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