In this video, you’ll learn all about this great little ingredient that thickens up sauces, stews, soups, and custards. You’ll see how to make a slurry by simply combining cornstarch and cold liquid. Add it to the hot liquids, and you’ve got a great sauce. You’ll also learn why it’s a must to add cold liquid to the cornstarch before adding it to hot foods. You’ll see how cornstarch helps shortbreads and cookies keep their crispy texture and how a little cornstarch can make fried foods light and crispy. See a 5-star recipe for Chicken Cordon Bleu that uses cornstarch to thicken the sauce.