The Eat Food NOT Money Cookbook

Oops! Help!

Are you in the middle of cooking and realized you are out of an ingredient? Here’s a list of some common substitutions that may help…

1 tsp allspice = ½ tsp cinnamon + ¼ tsp ginger + ¼ tsp ground cloves

1 tsp baking powder = ¼ tsp baking soda + ½ tsp cream of tartar OR ¼ tsp baking soda + ½ c buttermilk (decrease liquid in recipe by ½ cup)

¼ c brandy = 1 tsp brandy extract + enough water to bring it up to ¼ cup

¼ c rum = 1 tsp rum extract + enough water to bring it up to ¼ cup

1 c of beef or chicken broth = 1 bouillon cube + 1 c boiling water OR 1 Tbl soy sauce + enough water to bring it up to 1 cup

1 c brown sugar = 1 c white sugar + ¼ c molasses (decrease the liquid in the recipe by ¼ c) OR use 1 c white sugar or powdered sugar in it’s place. All it will change is the color.

1 c butter = 1 c margarine OR 1 c shortening + ½ tsp salt (salt is optional; use can use just shortening)

1 c buttermilk = 1 c yogurt OR 1 Tbl lemon juice OR 1 Tbl vinegar + enough milk to bring up to 1 cup

1 c corn syrup = 1 ¼ c white sugar + 1/3 c water OR 1 c honey

1 cup of cream:
Half and half = 7/8 c milk + 1 Tbl butter
Heavy = 1 c evaporated milk OR ¾ c milk +1/3 c butter
Light = 1 c evaporated milk OR ¾ c milk + 3 Tbl butter

1 tsp cream of tartar = 2 tsp lemon juice OR 2 tsp vinegar

1 c shortening = 1 c applesauce

1 c self rising flour = 7/8 c all purpose flour + 1 ½ tsp baking powder and ½ tsp salt

1 clove of garlic = 1/8 tsp garlic powder OR ½ tsp garlic salt (reduce salt in recipe)

1 c honey = 1 ¼ c white sugar + 1/3 c water OR 1 c corn syrup

1 tsp hot sauce = ¾ tsp cayenne pepper + 1 tsp vinegar

1 c ketchup = 1 c tomato sauce + 1 tsp vinegar and 1 Tbl sugar

1 tsp lemon juice = ½ tsp vinegar OR 1 tsp white wine OR 1 tsp lime juice (you can substitute the same items for the lime juice also)

1 c mayonnaise = 1 c yogurt OR 1 c sour cream

1 c molasses = ¾ c brown sugar + 1 tsp cream of tartar

½ c soy sauce = 4 Tbl Worcestershire sauce + 1 Tbl water

1 Comment »

  1. Wow this is so helpful. I will definitely be using this list.

    Comment by morrow | February 13, 2010 | Reply


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