cornstarch is a natural thickening agent that can be used as a thickener for hearty winter meals such as soups, vegetable stews, and casseroles.
It can be used as a natural thickening agent for thickening soups, gravy, casseroles, and vegetable stews.
The best way to use Cornflour is to mix a little with cold water to form a paste or a slurry as it is also known, before adding to the liquid that you wish to thicken. The good thing about using cornflour is that it forms a translucent paste, therefore it prevents the liquid in the recipe from turning cloudy.
Once a paste is formed and you have added it to the liquid, the starch is then heated up during cooking and the molecules work with other starch substances, which form together to thicken the liquid.