Tapioca flour is becoming increasingly popular as a substitute for plain flour when it comes to eating regimes that exclude grain and gluten consumption.

Tapioca flour is obtained from a peeled, dried and ground whole root of the Manioka plant. The finished flour can be purchased from "Zdravnitza".

You can make tapioca flour at home. For this purpose, the peeled roots of Manioca are shredded into fine pulp. You can grate by hand or use a kitchen robot. After grating, the resulting slurry is "pressed" with a heavy object and allowed to dry.

Tapioca - Manioca

We need to know that there is a difference between the two products. The tapioca is a starch extracted from the root of the maniocа. On the other hand, the manioca flour is the whole root. The only thing that is done for the manioca flour is that the root is peeled, dried and ground.

Several recipes with tapioca flour

Sweet banana soup with tapioca and coconut

2 tea cups of water
1/2 tea cup brown sugar
400 g coconut milk (coconut milk powder can be used)
1/4 tea cup of tapioca flour
2 pcs bananas cut into pieces
1/2 teaspoon Himalayan (iodized) salt

Method of preparation:
Put the water and coconut milk to boil. Add sugar, salt and tapioca. Gently lower the fire and let boil for about 30 minutes. Uncover frequently. Add the bananas and remove them from the fire. Leave for about 15 minutes. After adding the bananas, do not mix the mixture.

The finished dish can be served hot or cooled for a few hours. If desired, you can add Ceylon Cinnamon powder.

Tasty tapioca and coconut balls

1/4 tea cups tapioca flour
1/4 tea cups coconut chips
Brown sugar

Method of preparation:
Soak tapioca in warm water for 5 minutes. Drain. Mix the tapioca with coconut and sugar. Sprinkle with some water and mix again. Prepare the mixture for steam for about 10 minutes. After preparing, form a balls or other shape. Optionally, ready-made sweets can be further oiled into more coconut.

Tapioca bread

1 kg tapioca flour
4 tea cups milk
1 tea cups oil
5 eggs
450 g grated cheese

Method of preparation:
Mix the milk and the oil. Put on the hob and when it's hot, add the tapioca. Let it cool down. Add the remaining products and make the dough. From the prepared mixture, make small balls (about 1 tsp) and place them on an oil pan. Bake for about 30 minutes at a temperature of 180°C.