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arrowrootar‧row‧root /ˈærəʊruːt, ˈærəruːt $ ˈæroʊ-, ˈærə-/ noun [uncountable]  DFa type of flour made from the root of a tropical American plant, used in cooking to make sauces thicker
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arrowrootRemove the bouquet garni from the casserole, stir in the jelly and arrowroot.Fever: Milk, arrowroot, sago, eggs, tea and sugar, with bread.A gift of arrowroot is returned.Bring to the boil and slowly add the arrowroot mixture, stirring constantly until the sauce has thickened.Mix the arrowroot with a little water, add to the sauce in the pan and bring to the boil stirring continuously.Mix the arrowroot with one teaspoon of cold water and stir into the syrup along with the shreds.Blend together the arrowroot and brandy.Blend together the arrowroot and one tablespoon of the orange juice and set aside.
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