Substitutions

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 […]

DAIRY

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 […]

FLOUR

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 + […]

FRUITS, VEGETABLES and LEGUMES

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  

LEAVENING AGENTS AND THICKENERS

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  

SUGAR

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 […]

SYRUP

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 […]

TOMATOES

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

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


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