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Foodie Weekend: Common Ingredient Substitutes

Happy Weekend every’all!

Today, I decided to share with you some few ingredient substitutes that I use when baking. It’s inevitable that sometimes, you deeply wanted to bake a certain recipe but upon checking your cupboard, a few were missing. Or plainly as one of my frequent reason, too lazy to go out. Here are the lists of my most used substitues. I hope this would be of handy to you baking enthusiasts and the likes especially now that Autumn is here and some are too sluggish to get off from bed.

  • Eggs –Β for 1 whole eggs use 3 Tbsp. Mayonaise

– half banana mashed with 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

– for health buff, use 1 Tbsp. powdered flax seed soaked in 3 Tbsp. water

  • Butter ( salted ) – for 1 cup of Butter, useΒ 1 cup of margarine

– 1 cup shortening plus 1/2 teaspoon salt

– 7/8 cup vegetable oil plus 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • Butter ( unsalted ) – for 1 cup of Butter useΒ 1 cup shortening

– 7/8 cup vegetable oil

  • Brown sugarfor 1 cup of packed use 1 cup white sugar plus 1/4 cup molasses and decrease the liquid in recipe by 1/4
  • Baking powderfor 1 teaspoon use 1/4 baking soda plus 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • Buttermilkfor 1 cup of Buttermilk use 1 cup yogurt

– 1 cup Yakult

  • Cocoafor 1/4 cup use 1 ( 1 ounce ) square unsweetened chocolate
  • Chocolate ( unsweetened ) for 1 oz use 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa plus 1 tablespoon shortening or vegetable oil.
  • Chocolate ( semisweet ) for 1 oz use 1 ( 1 ounce ) square unsweetened chocolate plus 4 teaspoons of sugar
  • Corn syrup for 1 cup use 1 1/4 cup white sugar plus 1/3 cup water

– 1 cup honey

  • Cream ( half and half) for 1 cup use 7/8 cup milk plus 1 tablespoon butter
  • Cream ( heavy) for 1 cup use 1 cup evaporated milk

– 3/4 cup milk plus 1/3 cup butter

  • Cream ( whipped ) for 1 cup use 1 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • Cream of Tartar for 1 teaspoon use 2 teaspoons lemon juice or vinegar
  • Flour-Self-Rising – for 1 cup use 7/8 cup all purpose flour plus 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Milk-wholefor 1 cup use 1 cup soy milk

– 1 cup water plus 1/4 cup dry milk powder

– 2/3 cup evaporated milk plus 1/3 cup water

  • Molassesfor 1 cup mix 3/4 cup brown sugar and 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • White sugarfor 1 cup use 1 1/4 confectioner sugar

– 3/4 cup honey or 3/4 cup corn syrup

I hope you’ll get to reach this list whenever you are short of an important ingredient when you are baking. I hope to compile another one for the basics of cooking ingredients specially now that Thanksgiving is fast approaching.

See you next time!

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