Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Recipe Substitutions

It's happened to all of us. You start baking and suddenly realize you're out of something you need. Don't panic! There's lot of substitutes out there.

If you need....

1 tsp of baking powder try 1/3 tsp of baking soda plus 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1 cup of buttermilk try 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar (white or cider) plus enough milk to make 1 cup. Let stand 5-10 minutes.
1 cup sifted cake flour try 1 cup minus 2 tablespoons sifted all-purpose flour
1 oz unsweetened chocolate try 3 tablespoons cocoa plus 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 cup of confectioners' sugar try 1 cup of sugar plus 1 tablespoon cornstarch. Process together in food processor.
1 cup light corn syrup try 1 cup sugar plus 1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon cornstarch try 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour or 4 tsp quick-cooking tapioca
1 cup self-rising flour try 1 cup all purpose flour plus 1 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt
1 cup honey try 1 and 1/4 cups sugar plus 1/4 cup of water
14 oz can sweetened condensed milk try 1 cup instant non-fat dry milk plus 2/3 cup granulated white sugar plus 1/2 cup boiling water plus 3 tablespoons melted unsalted butter. Process in blender or food processor until smooth.

3 comments:

Sherry said...

These are great substitution ideas! THanks for sharing! :D

phx said...

I have a great book on this called Solutions & Substitutions by Reena Nerbas. It also goes into cleaning, table settings, gardening, and food storage.

I have to say, the substitution for all spice wasn't good. Ground cloves + cinnamon does not equal all spice. Ick.

Tiffany said...

Great suggestions! Thank you for sharing.