Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Ingredient Substitutions

If you are in the middle of a recipe and realize you are missing an ingredient check here before running to the grocery store. You might just have something in your pantry that will work. My grandma saved every substitution chart that came in magazines. I am listing the info from those here for your convenience.


Baking Powder 1 teaspoon   USE:  1/2 teaspoon cream of tarter plus 1/4 teaspoon baking  

Balsamic Vinegar 1 Tablespoon  USE:1 Tablespoon Cider vinegar or red wine vinegar plus 1/2 sugar

Buttermilk 1 Cup  USE:1 Tablespoon of Lemon Juice or Vinegar plus enough milk to equal 1 cup (let sit 5 minutes) or 1 cup plain yogurt

Cornstarch 1 Tablespoon  USE: 2 Tablespoons all purpose flour

Cracker Crumbs 3/4 Cup   USE: 1 Cup bread crumbs

Dark Corn Syrup 1 Cup  USE: 3/4 cup light corn syrup plus 1/4 cup molasses or 1 Cup light corn syrup

Flour, Cake 1 Cup  USE: 7/8 cup all purpose flour

Flour, Self Rising 1 Cup USE:1 cup all purpose flour plus 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Garlic 1 Clove, minced  USE: 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

Half and Half or light cream 1 cup USE:1 Tablespoon melted butter or margarine plus enough milk to equal 1 cup

Honey 1 cup  USE:  1 1/4 Cup sugar plus 1/4 cup liquid

Lemon Juice 1 teaspoon   USE: 1/4 teaspoon cider vinegar

Light Corn Syrup 1 cup   USE: 1 cup sugar plus 1 cup liquid

Molasses 1 Cup  USE: 1 Cup Honey

Onion, Chopped 1 cup USE:2 Tablespoon Minced Onion or 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Prepared Mustard 1 Tablespoon   USE: 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard plus 2 teaspoons vinegar

Semisweet Chocolate 1 Square (1 ounce)  USE: 3 Tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips or 1 square of unsweetened chocolate plus 1 Tablespoon sugar

Sour Cream 1 cup   USE: 1 Cup plain yogurt

Sugar 1 Cup  USE: 1 Cup packed brown sugar or 2 cups sifted confectioners sugar

Tapioca 2 teaspoons   USE: 1 Tablespoon all purpose flour

Tomato Juice 1 Cups  USE: 1/2 cup tomato sauce plus 1/2 cup water

Tomato Sauce 2 cups USE: 3/4 cup tomato paste plus 1 cup water

Unsweetened Chocolate 1 Square  USE: 3 Tablespoons cocoa plus 1 Tablespoon shortening or oil

Whole Milk 1 Cup  USE:  1/2 cup evaporated milk plus 1/2 cup water


All spice, ground USE:Ground Cinnamon, nutmeg or cloves

Chili Powder USE: dash of bottles hot sauce plus equal measures or oregano and cumin

Cloves   USE: ground allspice, nutmeg or cinnamon

Cumin, ground   USE: Chili Powder

Dry mustard 1 teaspoon   USE: 1 Tablespoon yellow mustard

Garlic salt 1 teaspoon  USE: 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder plus 7/8 teaspoon salt

Paprika  USE: Cayenne Pepper (Just a dash! It's hotter than Paprika)                                                                                        


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