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Ingredient Substitutions Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Corinne Paulson
Added: Monday, March 10, 2008

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Here are some quick substitutions to save you a trip to the store!

Directions:
Directions:
garlic- 1 small clove = 1/8 tsp garlic powder
baking powder- 1 tsp = 1/4 tsp baking soda plus 5/8 tsp cream of tartar
ginger (fresh)- 1 tbsp finely chopped = 1/8 tsp powdered ginger
yogurt- 1 C = 1 C buttermilk OR 1 C milk plus 1 tbsp lemon juice
self-rising flour- 1 C = 1 C all-purpose flour plus 1 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/8 tsp salt
half-&-half- 1 C = 1 1/2 tbsp butter plus enough whole milk to equal 1 C
cream (heavy)- 1 C = 1 C evaporated milk OR 3/4 C milk plus 1/3 C butter
cream (light)- 1 C = 1 C evaporated milk OR 3/4 C milk plus 3 tbsp butter
evaporated milk- 1 C = 1 C light cream
ketchup- 1 C = 1 C tomato sauce plus 1 tsp vinegar plus 1 tbsp sugar
confectioners sugar- 1 C = 1/2 C plus 1 tbsp granulated sugar
light brown sugar- 1 C = 1/2 C dark brown sugar plus 1/2 C granulated sugar
mustard- 1 tbsp = 1 tsp powdered mustard
corn syrup- 1 C = 1 1/4 C granulated or packed brown sugar plus 1/4 C liquid (use whatever liquid the recipe calls for)
honey- 1 C = 1 1/4 C granulated sugar plus 1/4 C liquid (whatever liquid the recipe calls for)
cornstarch- 1 tbsp = 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
vinegar- 1 tsp = 2 tsp lemon juice
butter (unsalted)- 1 C = 1 C shortening OR 7/8 C vegetable oil OR 7/8 C lard
butter (salted)- same as unsalted plus 1/2 tsp salt
lemon or lime juice- 1 tsp = 1/2 tsp vinegar
lemon zest- 1 tsp = 1/2 tsp lemon extract OR 2 tbsp lemon juice
buttermilk- 1 C = 1 C plain yogurt OR 1 tbsp vinegar or lemon juice plus enough milk to equal 1 C (let stand 5 min.)
tomato juice- 1 C = 1/2 C tomato sauce plus 1/2 C water
tomato sauce- 1 C = 3/8 C tomato paste plus 1/2 C water
chocolate (semisweet)- 1 oz = 1 (1-oz) square of unsweetened chocolate plus 4 tsp sugar
chocolate (unsweetened)- 1 oz = 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa plus 1 tbsp shortening or vegetable oil
herbs (fresh)- 1 tbsp chopped fresh = 1 tsp dried herbs

 

 

 

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