Recipe saving substitutions
Have you ever been caught short one ingredient in a recipe? I know I have. Usually that means an emergency trip to the store, but it does not have to. Here are a few common ingredients and their quick substitutes. One substitution per recipe please…otherwise things might not work.
- 1 cup of Cake Flour = 1 cup all-purpose flour (minus 2 TBSP of flour) plus 2 TBSP of corn starch
- 1 TBSP Cornstarch= 2 TBSP all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder=1/2 tsp cream of tartar plus 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup of sugar= 1 cup packed brown sugar or 2 cups of sifted confectioners’ sugar
- 1 cup of honey=1 1/4 cups of sugar plus 1/4 cup of liquid
- 1 oz. (1 square) unsweetened chocolate=3 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder plus 1 TBSP shortening or cooking oil
- 1 cup of whipping cream (whipped)=2 cups of whipped desert topping (think cool whip)
- 1 cup of buttermilk=1 TBSP lemon juice or white vinegar plus enough milk to make 1 cup. Let this mixture stand for 5 minutes before using.
- 1 cup of milk=1/2 cup of evaporated milk plus 1/2 cup of water OR 1 cup of water plus 1/3 cup of dry milk powder
- 1 egg= 2 egg whites plus 1 tsp of vegetable oil OR 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp oil, 1/4 water (mix well)
- 1 tsp of lemon juice=1/4 tsp of vinegar
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter=7 TBSP of shortening
Do you have any common substitutions that I missed?