And that's just how my mother used to make the starch for my father's stiff collars that he wore to work.
She used something called 'Silver Star' starch.
Mix 23g of wheat starch with 30ml of water. Let that sit, stirring
occasionally, while you bring 250ml of water to a boil. Pour boiling
water into starch slurry and mix quickly until smooth. Then we store
ours with a wet cloth on top for up to 3 days or so. It'll need to be
thinned for most applications.
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