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    I miss my cheese sauce

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    I used to make it with milk cornstarch and cheese. Can I use arrowroot instead? Or something else?
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    If you eat non-grainy starches, you can use potato starch or potato flour, or rice flour if you eat rice (you'll have to cook out the flour a bit). Don't use tapioca, as it will make the sauce slimy. I have never tried coconut flour in sauces, but that might be an option as well, or you could use actual blended potato as a thickener, like in stews or soups.

    I know some people who make "cream" soups by blending in some white rice, and that might work as well.

    Another option is to leave out the starch altogether and make the sauce with cream that has been reduced (simmer over low heat so as not to scorch) and just add your cheese. Very thick and rich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ottawa View Post
    If you eat non-grainy starches, you can use potato starch or potato flour, or rice flour if you eat rice (you'll have to cook out the flour a bit). Don't use tapioca, as it will make the sauce slimy. I have never tried coconut flour in sauces, but that might be an option as well, or you could use actual blended potato as a thickener, like in stews or soups.

    I know some people who make "cream" soups by blending in some white rice, and that might work as well.

    Another option is to leave out the starch altogether and make the sauce with cream that has been reduced (simmer over low heat so as not to scorch) and just add your cheese. Very thick and rich.
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    Oh, good one! Thank you. I usually do fondue on Halloween night, and did it with tapioca last year. This time I will make sure to go for potato starch.
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    If you have access to an asian store you might be able to find water chestnut powder which will also work for sauce thickening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gadsie View Post
    I used to make it with milk cornstarch and cheese. Can I use arrowroot instead? Or something else?
    Why not just make the cheese sauce? It's not like it has gluten in it.
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    heavy cream and cream cheese melted together and reduced till thick. Add cheese (I like using sharp cheddar) and spices. Mix till cheese is melted. Perfect cheese sauce!
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