Replacing Missing Baking Ingredients
Missing something? Ingredient-substitutions can work with alternative-cooking-substances as recipe ingredients you need.
There are certain ingredient-replacements that you can make when
you absolutely have to.
How many times have you been halfway through a recipe only to
find that you are missing an ingredient and didn't realize? What would be the alternative replacement and not ruin your recipe?
It pays to always double-check first I suppose.
But these things do happen, and aggravating as it can be, many times the situation is quite fixable. There are ingredient-substitutions that you can make when in a bind.
Remember though, that each ingredient does have a function.
It is there for a reason, and when it is changed, something can else will be altered. It could be color, or taste or texture. It could be a number of things.
Having said that, use the chart "sparingly." Just use it in an unexpected situation. By all means, if you can go out and get the missing ingredient you are better off to do it. At least remember to replace the item soon.
In the meantime if stuck, refer to the chart. There are some items I know that can be replaced by other items, but I have chosen not to include them.
For those items, I believe you either have them or you don't.
1 tsp. Allspice
Substitute 1/2 tsp. cinnamon and 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
Substitute 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. nutmeg, 1/8 tsp. cardomom
Substitute 1/4 tsp. baking soda and 5/8 tsp. cream of tartar
Beef stock Base
Substitute 1 beef bouillion cube
Substitute 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate (for 3 tblsp. carob)
Substitute 1 cup tomato sauce, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 tblsp. vinegar
Substitute 1 chicken bouillon cube
Substitute 1 cup tomato sauce, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 2 tblsp. cinnamon
Substitute 2 tsp. finely chopped green onions
Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
Substitute 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate plus 4 tsp. sugar
Substitute 3 tblsp. cocoa plus 1 tblsp. butter
Substitute 1 ounce square chocolate
Substitute 2 tblsp. flour for 1 tblsp. cornstarch
Cream of Tartar
Substitute 2 tblsp. lemon juice
Substitute (for thickening purposes only) 1/2 tblsp. cornstarch or tapioca
Substitute 7/8 cup all-purpose (to one cup pastry flour called for)
Substitute 1/4 minced garlic or 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
Substitute plain gelatin and fruit juice
1 cup Mayonnaise
Substitute 1/2 cup yogurt
1 cup buttermilk
Substitute 1 cup plain yogurt
Sweetened Condensed Milk
Substitute 1 cup dry milk, 2/3 cup sugar, 1/3 cup boiling water, 3 tblsp. margarine
Substitute double amount of prepared mustard
Pumpkin Pie Spice
Substitute 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. cinnamon and ginger, 1/8 tsp. allspice and nutmeg
Substitute 3/4 cup milk with 3/4 tsp. lemon
Substitute 1 cup buttermilk OR 1 cup sour cream
Healthier Substitutes To Use When Baking
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