Author Topic: Tapioca (Cassava) Flour - Where & What Buy?  (Read 8643 times)

Offline John (CH)

  • Old Cheese
  • *****
  • Location: Katy, Houston, Texas, USA
  • Posts: 4,069
  • Cheeses: 60
Tapioca (Cassava) Flour - Where & What Buy?
« on: September 03, 2009, 09:44:07 PM »
In member Christy's post on her Goat's Milk Yogurt Recipe she uses Tapioca also called Cassava flour.

I noticed Tapioca listed as an ingredient on a nice US made Abali brand of store bought cow's milk non-flavoured yogurt that I have been using for starter culture, I assume as a thickener.

I'd like to use it in my yogurt making, while standard in many parts of the world, for here in US:
  • Is this a standard large grocery store item or do I have to look somewhere special?
  • If I have a choice, any qualities I need to look for, (ie no lumps, course or fine grind)?
  • Any brands to look for or avoid?


Guests, join the CheeseForum.org community to remove this ad.


Offline Christy

  • Mature Cheese
  • ****
  • Location: NE Kansas
  • Posts: 245
  • Cheeses: 12
  • Spoiled Goats Give Sweeter Milk
    • Providence Hill Farm
Re: Tapioca (Cassava) Flour - Where & What Buy?
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2009, 05:06:00 PM »
Most grocery stores carry 'Bob's Red Mill' Tapioca flour. It is the consistency of cornstarch. Look for it in the flour isle next to specialty flours.

Christy
ETA pic
« Last Edit: September 04, 2009, 06:14:07 PM by Christy »
Providence Hill Farm and My Blog
Nubian Dairy Goats, Milk, Cheese, Goat Milk Soap & Lotion

Offline John (CH)

  • Old Cheese
  • *****
  • Location: Katy, Houston, Texas, USA
  • Posts: 4,069
  • Cheeses: 60
Re: Tapioca (Cassava) Flour - Where & What Buy?
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2009, 04:37:24 PM »
Christy, thanks!

I went to nearby monster sized HEB grocery store here in Houston Texas, lots of different flour types, especially many by Bob's Red Mill brand, but no Tapioca Flour. Next tried large Eastern Mediterranean ethnic store Phoenicia, nope. Lastly tried small Pho Saigon Vietnamese grocery store where cutting up lots of large fish, and surprise, Thailand made cheese Brand Tapioca Flour, 400 gr/14 ounce for USD0.68.

Well package says Tapioca Starch or Farine de Tapioca and I'm pretty sure that Farine in french mens flour. Has same consistency as corn starch so must be it.

Offline Christy

  • Mature Cheese
  • ****
  • Location: NE Kansas
  • Posts: 245
  • Cheeses: 12
  • Spoiled Goats Give Sweeter Milk
    • Providence Hill Farm
Re: Tapioca (Cassava) Flour - Where & What Buy?
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2009, 05:26:56 PM »
Looks great! Wow, you really had to hunt that down. I sure hope you like it in the yogurt. Do you plan to use it alone or combined with Knox gelatin?

Christy
Providence Hill Farm and My Blog
Nubian Dairy Goats, Milk, Cheese, Goat Milk Soap & Lotion

Offline DeejayDebi

  • Old Cheese
  • *****
  • Location: Connecticut
  • Posts: 5,804
  • Cheeses: 95
    • Deejays Smoke Pit and DSP Forums
Re: Tapioca (Cassava) Flour - Where & What Buy?
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2009, 08:26:57 PM »
We have lots of Bobs Red Mill products everywhere here. I will have to check for the tapioca flour.


Guests, join the CheeseForum.org community to remove this ad.