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Emergency Substitutions

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1 Emergency Substitutions on Thu 24 Jul - 12:04

Emergency Substitutions:

For Baking Powder:

1 tsp cream of tartar plus 1/2 tsp teaspoon baking soda equals 2 tsp baking powder

For Butter:

1 cup of shortening plus 1/2 tsp salt equals 1 cup of butter for cakes, etc

For Chocolate:

3 tbsp cocoa plus 1 tbsp butter equals 1 square(1 oz) of chocolate

For Cornstarch:

2 tbsp flour equals 1 tbsp cornstarch

For Eggs:

2 tbsp liquid plus 2 tbsp flour plus 1/2 tbsp fat plus 1 tbsp baking powder equals 1 egg

For Egg Whites:

1 egg plus 1/2 tsp baking powder minus 1/2 tbsp fat equals 2 egg whites

Sour Milk:

1 cup sweet milk plus 1 tbsp vinegar or lemon juice equals 1 cup sour milk
(when sour milk is substituted for sweet in a flour mixture, allow 1/2 tsp baking soda for each cup of sour milk, reducing baking powder to 1 tsp for each cup of flour. In miztures containing eggs, deduct and additional 1./2 tsp baking powder for each egg used in recipe)

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2 Re: Emergency Substitutions on Thu 23 Oct - 13:11

More substitutions:

Out of This? Try using this instead.

Allspice - 1 teaspoon 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon + 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

Baking mix, such as Bisquick® - 1 cup ~ 1 cup flour + 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder + 1/2 teaspoon salt + 3 tablespoons solid shortening (such as Crisco®)

Baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda + 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar.

Bread crumbs - 1 cup 3/4 cup cracker crumbs.

Bread crumbs, seasoned - 1 cup ~1 cup plain bread crumbs + 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese + 2 teaspoons all purpose seasoning + 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder.

Chicken or beef broth 1 cup ~ hot water + 1 teaspoon instant bouillon granules or 1 bouillon cube.

Brown sugar - 1 cup ~ 3/4 cup granulated sugar + 1/4 cup molasses

Butter an equal amount of regular margarine. Do not use lowfat spread or light margarine for baking.

Buttermilk - 1 cup ~ 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice + enough milk to equal 1 cup

Chocolate, semi-sweet
1 square (1 oz.) 3 tablespoons chocolate morsels; or 1 square (1 oz.)
unsweetened chocolate + 1 tablespoon sugar.

Chocolate, unsweetened
1 square (1 oz.) 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa + 1 tablespoon shortening or vegetable oil.

Cocktail sauce - 1 cup ~ 1 cup ketchup + 2 tablespoons horseradish
(or to taste)

Confectioners' sugar - 1 cup granulated sugar + 1 tablespoon cornstarch; Process in a blender until powdery.

Cornstarch - 1 tablespoon 2 tablespoons flour

Corn syrup Dissolve 3/4 cup sugar in 1/4 cup hot water. Cool to room temperature before using.

Cream - 1 cup 3/4 cup milk + 1/4 cup melted butter or 1 use cup evaporated milk

1 egg 1/4 cup egg substitute

Flour, self-rising - 1 cup 1 cup all-purpose flour + 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder + 1/2 teaspoon salt.

Garlic, 1 clove minced 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon dry minced garlic; or 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder.

Honey - 1 cup 1-1/4 cups sugar + 1/3 cup water

Italian seasoning 1 teaspoon oregano + 1 teaspoon basil + 1 teaspoon sage.

Ketchup ( to use in a recipe) - 1 cup ~ 1 cup tomato sauce + 1/4 cup sugar + 2 tablespoons vinegar

Lemon juice - 1 teaspoon 1/2 teaspoon vinegar

Milk, whole - 1 cup 1/2 cup evaporated milk + 1/2 cup water

Molasses - 1 cup 1 cup honey

Mustard, dry - 1 teaspoon 1 tablespoon prepared mustard.

Oil - 1 cup ~ 1 cup melted solid shortening or 1 cup melted margarine

Onion - 1 cup chopped 1/4 cup dry minced onion or 1 teaspoon onion powder

Pumpkin pie spice - 1 teaspoon 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon + 1/4 teaspoon ginger + 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg +1/8 teaspoon ground cloves.

Ricotta cheese - 1 cup ~ 1 cup cottage cheese + 1 tablespoon skim milk

Self-rising flour - 1 cup ~ 2 tsp. Baking powder + 1/4 tsp. Salt + enough all purpose flour to equal 1 cup

Shortening - 1 cup ~ 1 cup butter or margarine.

Sour cream - 1 cup ~ 1 cup plain yogurt; or 1 tablespoon lemon juice + enough evaporated milk to equal 1 cup.

Tapioca, as a thickener - 1 tablespoon 3 tablespoons flour

Tartar sauce - 1/2 cup ~ 6 tablespoons mayonnaise or salad dressing + 2 tablespoons pickle relish

Tomato puree - 1 cup ~ 2 tablespoons tomato paste + enough tomato sauce to equal 1 cup

Tomato sauce - 1 cup ~ 1 can(3 oz) tomato paste + 1/2 cup water

Tomatoes, canned - 1 cup ~ Simmer 1-1/3 cups fresh tomatoes wedges for 10 minutes

Vinegar - 1 teaspoon 2 teaspoons lemon juice.

Whipped cream Prepare whipped topping mix or use frozen whipped topping such as Cool Whip®

Wine 1/2 cup grape juice

Yogurt, plain (in a recipe) Use an equal amount of sour cream

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