Are tapioca starch and tapioca flour the same?
Just so, can tapioca starch be substituted for flour?
How Tapioca Starch is Used. If you have a recipe that includes cornstarch, replace with tapioca flour at a 1:2 ratio. If you have a recipe that is using all purpose flour for thickening (think sauces, stews, gravy, etc), replace with tapioca flour at a 1:1 ratio.
Keeping this in consideration, where can I use tapioca starch?
Wide Cooking Uses Tapioca starch works well in a number of recipes, making it an appropriate choice for baking pies, making flat breads and creating snacks such as chips and wafers. Because tapioca starch is also a thickener, many cooks use it to thicken soups, puddings and gravies.
Tapioca starch differs from corn starch in terms of its source. The appearance of the final product will also differ as tapioca starch will also give you a more glossy and transparent final product, whereas cornstarch can make for a murkier liquid with a matte surface.