Thursday, December 23, 2021

Common ingredient substitutions

Despite your best efforts to have a fully stocked pantry, there will be times when you run out of something in between trips to the grocery store. This handy list will help you find substitutions for many common kitchen ingredients. 

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder=¼ teaspoon baking soda+½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 ounce chocolate=3 tablespoons cocoa+1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch=2 tablespoons flour or 2 teaspoons quick cooking tapioca
  • ¾ cup cracker crumbs=1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard=1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1 cup self-rising flour=1 cup all purpose flour+½ teaspoon salt+1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh herbs=1 teaspoon dried herbs
  • 1 cup ketchup=1 cup tomato sauce+½ cup sugar+ 2 tablespoons white   vinegar (for use in cooking, not as a condiment)
  • 1 cup buttermilk=1 tablespoon lemon juice or white vinegar+ whole milk to equal one cup. Let stand 5 minutes before using.
  • 1 cup whole milk=½ cup evaporated milk+½ cup water
  • 10 mini marshmallows=1 large marshmallow
  • 1 small fresh onion=1 tablespoon rehydrated dried, minced onion
  • ½ cup brown sugar=2 tablespoons molasses+½ cup white sugar, mix well.
  • 1 cup powdered sugar=1 cup white sugar+1 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1 cup tomato juice=½ cup tomato sauce+½ cup water, stir until combined 
  • 1 cup honey=1 ¼ cups sugar+1 cup water, stir until dissolved.

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