About Ingredient Substitutions

What do you do when halfway through a recipe you realize you’re missing an ingredient? In many cases, you may already have something on hand that you can use as a substitute. We’ve compiled this list of substitutions for many common ingredients. The recipe won’t turn out exactly the same as […]

Soy Sauce Substitute

In A Pinch: Soy Sauce Substitute Do you have a soy-free friend or family member? If so, keep this soy sauce substitute recipe on hand. It’ll probably come in very useful. Ingredients 2 Tbl beef bouillon 2 tsp balsamic vinegar 1 tsp dark molasses 1/8 […]


Substitutions equal one cup of the original ingredient. Butter, Salted 1 cup shortening + plus 1/2 tsp salt or 7/8 cup vegetable oil + plus 1/2 tsp salt or 1 cup unsalted butter + plus 1/2 tsp salt Butter, Unsalted 7/8 cup vegetable oil or […]


Substitutions equal one cup of the original ingredient. All  Purpose Flour Self-rising flour (omit baking powder and salt from recipe) Bread Flour All purpose flour Self-Rising Flour 1 cup all purpose flour + 1.5 tsp baking powder + 1/4 tsp salt Whole Wheat Flour 7/8 cup all purpose flour + […]


Ginger root, 1 Tbl 1 Tbl candied ginger, rinsed or 1.5 tsp powdered ginger + 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice Fresh Lemon Juice  Equal parts lime juice Fresh Lime Juice  Equal parts lemon or orange juice  


Baking Soda  3x baking powder Baking Powder  2 parts cream of tartar + 1 part baking soda Cornstarch – 1 Tbl 2 Tbl all purpose flour or 1 Tbl arrowroot  


Substitutions equal one cup of the original ingredient. Granulated White Sugar 1 cup caster (superfine) sugar or 1 cup tightly packed light or dark brown sugar Light or Dark Brown Sugar 1 cup raw sugar or 1 cup white granulated sugar Light Brown Sugar 1/2 cup dark brown sugar + 1/2 cup […]


Substitutions equal one cup of the original ingredient. Corn Syrup, Dark 3/4 cup light corn syrup + 1/4 cup light molasses Corn Syrup, Light  1 cup dark corn syrup or 1 cup honey or 1 cup granulated white sugar + 1/4 cup liquid Golden Syrup 1 cup light molasses […]


Tomato Paste Blend 14.5 oz canned tomatoes. Simmer 10 minutes, until thickened and reduced by about two-thirds. (Yield: 6 oz) Tomato Puree 3 parts tomato paste + 5 parts water (Tomato paste has salt added, tomato puree is unseasoned)  


Vinegar, Apple Cider Equal parts white vinegar Vinegar, White Equal parts apple cider vinegar  

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