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Emergency Substitutions




When you´re out of an ingredient you need for a recipe,
you might have other ingredients on hand
that you can use as a substitute.

Out of This?Try using this instead.
allspice - 1 teaspoon1/2 teaspoon cinnamon + 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
baking mix, such as Bisquick® - 1 cup1 cup flour + 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder + 1/2 teaspoon salt + 3 tablespoons solid shortening (such as Crisco®)
baking powder1/4 teaspoon baking soda + 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar.
bread crumbs - 1 cup3/4 cup cracker crumbs.
bread crumbs, seasoned - 1 cup1 cup plain bread crumbs + 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese + 2 teaspoons all purpose seasoning + 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder.
chicken or beef broth1 cup hot water + 1 teaspoon instant bouillon granules or 1 bouillon cube.
brown sugar - 1 cup3/4 cup granulated sugar + 1/4 cup molasses
butteran equal amount of regular margarine. Do not use lowfat spread or light margarine for baking.
buttermilk - 1 cup1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice + enough milk to equal 1 cup
chocolate, semi-sweet
1 square (1 oz.)
3 tablespoons chocolate morsels; or 1 square (1 oz.) unsweetened chocolate + 1 tablespoon sugar.
chocolate, unsweetened
1 square (1 oz.)
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa + 1 tablespoon shortening or vegetable oil.
cocktail sauce - 1 cup1 cup ketchup + 2 tablespoons horseradish
(or to taste)
Confectioners' sugar1 cup granulated sugar + 1 tablespoon cornstarch; Process in a blender until powdery.
cornstarch - 1 tablespoon2 tablespoons flour
corn syrupDissolve 3/4 cup sugar in 1/4 cup hot water. Cool to room temperature before using.
cream - 1 cup3/4 cup milk + 1/4 cup melted butter or 1 use cup evaporated milk
1 egg1/4 cup egg substitute
flour, self-rising - 1 cup1 cup all-purpose flour + 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder + 1/2 teaspoon salt.
garlic, 1 clove minced1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon dry minced garlic; or 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder.
honey - 1 cup1-1/4 cups sugar + 1/3 cup water
Italian seasoning1 teaspoon oregano + 1 teaspoon basil + 1 teaspoon sage.
ketchup ( to use in a recipe) - 1 cup1 cup tomato sauce + 1/4 cup sugar + 2 tablespoons vinegar
lemon juice - 1 teaspoon1/2 teaspoon vinegar
milk, whole - 1 cup1/2 cup evaporated milk + 1/2 cup water
molasses - 1 cup1 cup honey
mustard, dry - 1 teaspoon1 tablespoon prepared mustard.
oil - 1 cup1 cup melted solid shortening or 1 cup melted margarine
onion - 1 cup chopped1/4 cup dry minced onion or 1 teaspoon onion powder
pumpkin pie spice - 1 teaspoon1/2 teaspoon cinnamon + 1/4 teaspoon ginger + 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg +1/8 teaspoon ground cloves.
ricotta cheese - 1 cup1 cup cottage cheese + 1 tablespoon skim milk
self-rising flour - 1 cup2 tsp. baking powder + 1/4 tsp. salt + enough all purpose flour to equal 1 cup
shortening - 1 cup1 cup butter or margarine.
sour cream - 1 cup1 cup plain yogurt; or 1 tablespoon lemon juice + enough evaporated milk to equal 1 cup.
tapioca, as a thickener - 1 tablespoon3 tablespoons flour
tartar sauce - 1/2 cup6 tablespoons mayonnaise or salad dressing + 2 tablespoons pickle relish
tomato puree - 1 cup2 tablespoons tomato paste + enough tomato sauce to equal 1 cup
tomato sauce - 1 cup1 can(3 oz) tomato paste + 1/2 cup water
tomatoes, canned - 1 cupSimmer 1-1/3 cups fresh tomatoes wedges for 10 minutes
vinegar - 1 teaspoon2 teaspoons lemon juice.
whipped creamPrepare whipped topping mix or use frozen whipped topping such as Cool Whip®
wine1/2 cup grape juice
yogurt, plain (in a recipe)Use an equal amount of sour cream


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