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I know I’ve posted about this in the past, but I’ve had another go and I thought you might be interested in the results.

Part of the problem with the previous recipe was that it made gallons of starch! Although I managed to use up all of what I had without mishap, it did start to degrade as I got to the bottom of the jar.

So if you’re not starching a dozen hankies for each member of the household plus tray cloths and doilies, here’s the revised recipe.

Vintage Starch

1 teaspoon cornflour
1 teaspoon cold water
Mix to a paste.
Add 275 ml boiling water and stir until smooth
Top up with 125 ml cold water.
Immerse items in starch, squeeze out excess and hang dry. Iron when damp.