Simple Substitutions


Ever out of a certain ingredient and don't want to run to the store to get it? Chances are you have other items in your kitchen that you can substitute instead. This is just part of having a provident pantry...


Baking Powder...1 tsp.....1/4 tsp. soda plus 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar.
Butter (for use in recipes)...1 cup .....1 cup vegetable shortening plus 1/2 tsp. salt
Buttermilk...1 cup...1 T. vinegar or lemon juice plus milk to make 1 cup. Let stand 1 minute
Catsup...1 cup...1 cup tomato sauce, 1/2 cp sugar, 2 T. vinegar and spice
Chocolate (unsweetened)...1 sqaure...1 T. cocoa plus 1 T. butter
Cornstarch...1 1/2 tsp. ...1 T. flour
Corn syrup...1 cup...1 cup sugar plus 1/4 cup liquid
Egg (whole)....1 whole egg...2 egg yolks plus 1 T. water or 2 T. dry eggs plus 2 1/2 T. water
Flavored gelatin...3 oz. pkg....1 T. plain gelatin plus 2 T. fruit juice
Half and half...1 cup...7/8 cup milk plus 1 T. butter
Honey...1 cup...1 1/4 cup sugar plus 1/4 cup liquid
Whole Milk...1 cup...1/2 cup evaporated milk plus 1/2 cup water
Onion...1 medium onion...1/4 cup dehydrated onion
Shortening or butter...1 cup ....\2/3 cup vegetable oil
Sour cream...1 cup ....1 cup milk plus 1/2 T. vinegar
Sugar...1 cup...1 cup honey or 1 cup molasses
Sugar/powdered...1 cup...1 cup sugar plus 1/2 tsp. cornstarch
White Flour...1 cup ...3/4 cup whole wheat flour or 7/8 cup rice flour or 1 cup corn flour, or 1 cup cornmeal or 1 1/2 cup rolled oats or 3/4 cup buckwheat or 1/2 cup barley flour or 3/4 cup rye flour.

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