Monday, October 20, 2014

Expandex modified tapioca starch? Update

April 5, 2016, My latest update...update to my update

Just a quick note on the Expandex. I have tried it several times and I just don't see any difference in the finished recipes. I also don't like that it is so fine it is hard not to breath it in when working with it. I am still concerned when they say modified. What did they do to modify it. I have decided not to use it any more. It is not worth the price. I like adding about a Tablespoon of psyllium husk. I find that adds more moisture to my muffins.

October 18, 2014
Well, I finally found Expandex in Canada, thanks to a note from "lilmac_d". I purchased it online at a company in Toronto called:
The total cost for 1kg bag was $43.37. It was 29.95 less 15% for my first order, shipping, plus tax. They shipped it UPS and I received it in 1 day. Plus received a couple of free gifts.
Great service.

I have tried it once. I used a new bread recipe and added 1/4 cup Expandex to my 2-1/2 cups of flour that the recipe called for. The bread rose all over the pan and all over the oven. I am not sure if it was from the Expandex or from the recipe. I am going to try it again with a tried and true recipe and I will keep you updated. I moved the bread dough to a bigger bread pan and re-rose it for about 25 minutes and the bread did rise again but not as high...

1 comment:

Karen Clement said...

I just ordered it also from the same supplier in Canada, hoping your next attempt goes well, love to hear how it goes as I wait for mine to arrive. I looked at eBay and they had it for a 120 g plus shipping from the Australia would have cost about the same. Glad I read your thread in search. Thanks.