has anyone used expandex yet? its a modified tapicoa starch.

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reply by: omaria on February 21, 2011 at 9:26 pm

Is this for gluten free baking ? What is the difference between expandex (sounds like the name of a girdle LOL) and regular tapioca flour ? I checked on line, but could not find the answer.

reply by: chocomouse on February 22, 2011 at 5:48 am

Sounds like a girdle for people like me who love to bake and eat bread! LOL

reply by: pjh on February 22, 2011 at 9:29 am

I agree about the girdle - but it SHOULD be contractex!

We use Expandex in our gluten-free mixes. It's a chemically modified starch that increases volume, and helps with the structure in G-F baked goods.

reply by: irishcoleen on February 22, 2011 at 5:14 pm

PJ - is this something that might be of use if I can't use eggs in a recipe? The EnerG product is great for everything except volume. If so, how can I use it? With the EnerG or substitute something else? I have a severe allergy to eggs and I LOVE baked goods. I've been on a search for a long tme for something that will create that lightness but also the mouth feel of eggs.


reply by: bocca on February 26, 2011 at 12:30 pm

I've noticed Expandex in the stores, it's a bout $5.00 for a smallish bag (under a half pound I'm guessing).

While I don't think it's too expensive on it's own I won't buy it. It gets to the point that how many products do I have to buy to bake gluten free and I feel I can bake without it. Whereas xanthan gum I cannot bake without.

From what you say about it though it sounds like a worth wile product to use but considering the price and how much each recipe would use I don't find it a worthwhile expenditure.

reply by: robillm on September 29, 2014 at 11:47 am

Hi! In doing a search for Expandex information I came across this topic in the Circle. I know this was over three years ago, but could you tell me what stores you've seen this product in? I live in Central New York State and don't think it's available here, but you never know!! Thanks for the help! :)

reply by: kaf-sub-rius on September 30, 2014 at 8:08 am

I've seen it online in a few places. Never in stores here in NYC. You may need to look online.