Thickening Agent
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A thicker or more viscous substance added to a liquid to make it thicker. Many more are discussed in Lesson 8: Stocks, Sauces & SoupsTopic 3: SaucesExercises 7-13.


Some Thickening Agents are: Corn Starch, Cream, Butter, Rouxs.

Culinary Uses

Thickeners add substance and body to Sauces, Stews, Soups, Puddings, Pie Fillings, and other dishes.  Thickening Agents are tricky to get right. Smart Kitchen’s Tips for Using Thickening Agents can help.

Gluten Free


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