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cooking with tapioca
Marilyn
12/10/10
I am wondering if it is possible to use tapioca as a base for a chewy candy. I have seen tapioca as an ingredient in ginger candy and would like to make some chewy ginger candy using agave instead of sugar. Any suggestions? Thanks.
ellen
12/10/10
Tapioca flour is what is used in the ginger candy, but the chewiness comes from the sugar and maltose. I don't know if agave will thicken up on heating as sugar syrup does, and that would be critical for chewy candy.
ellen
12/10/10
These folks have an agave caramel recipe, but you have to sign up to get it:

www.globalgoods.com/agaverecipes/Holiday_Agave_Caramels.html