Ingredient Substitutions

Ingredient Substitutions

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Recipe Ingredient:
If you don't have:
Use:

A
Anise Extract
1 teaspoon Pure Anise Extract
1 1/2 teaspoons Anise Seed
 
Apple Pie Spice
1 teaspoon Apple Pie Spice
1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon plus 1/8 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
 
Arrowroot
1 tablespoon Arrowroot
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour or 1 tablespoon cornstarch

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B
Baking powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon Cream of Tartar plus 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
 
Beau Monde
1 teaspoon Beau Monde
1 teaspoon Bon App├ętit or 3/4 teaspoon Celery Salt
 
Brandy
5 teaspoons brandy
1 teaspoon Brandy Extract
 
Bread Crumbs
1 cup bread crumbs
3/4 cup cracker crumbs
 
Brown sugar
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar plus 1/2 cup sugar. (There may be slight flavor differences.)
 
Butter
1 cup butter
1 cup margarine or 1 cup unsalted butter. (It is not necessary to add salt). Do not use low-fat spreads or light butter in baked goods.
 
Buttermilk
1 cup reduced-fat buttermilk
1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar plus enough 2% milk to make 1 cup (let stand 5 minutes before using), or 1 cup 2% milk plus 1 3/4 teaspoons Cream of Tartar, or 2/3 cup plain yogurt plus 1/3 cup milk.
 
Buttermilk
1 cup whole buttermilk
Same as above, but use whole milk

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C
Chervil
1 teaspoon chervil
1 teaspoon Dried Parsley Flakes plus 1/8 teaspoon Rubbed, Dried Sage
 
Chicken or beef broth
1 cup chicken or beef broth
1 cup hot water and 1 teaspoon Chicken or Beef Flavor Base or 1 bouillon cube.
 
Chili Powder
1 teaspoon Hot Chili Powder
1 teaspoon regular Chili Powder plus 1/8 teaspoon Ground Red Pepper
 
Chocolate
1 square (1 ounce) unsweetened chocolate
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder plus 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening or cooking oil
 
Corn syrup
1 cup corn syrup
1 cup sugar plus 1/4 cup milk or water. Dark can be substituted for light, but there may be flavor differences.
 
Cornstarch
1 tablespoon cornstarch (for thickening)
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour or 2 teaspoons Arrowroot
 
Cream
1 cup heavy cream, whipped
2 cups whipped dessert topping
 
Cream
1 cup light cream
1 tablespoon melted butter plus enough milk to make 1 cup

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E
Egg white
1 egg white
1 tablespoon meringue powder plus 2 tablespoons water (in a meringue application)
F
Flour
1 cup cake flour
1 cup minus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
 
Flour
1 tablespoon flour (as thickener)
1/2 tablespoon Arrowroot, cornstarch, potato starch or rice starch, or 1 tablespoon quick-cooking tapioca
 
Flour
1 cup self-rising flour
1 cup all-purpose plus 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt
 
Fresh Herbs
3 teaspoons fresh chopped Basil
1 teaspoon dried Basil
 
 
3 teaspoons fresh chopped Dill
1 teaspoon dried Dill
 
 
2 teaspoons fresh chopped Marjoram
1 teaspoon dried Marjoram
 
 
2 teaspoons fresh chopped Mint
1 teaspoon dried Mint
 
 
2 teaspoons fresh chopped Oregano
1 teaspoon dried Oregano
 
 
2 teaspoons fresh chopped Rosemary
1 teaspoon dried Rosemary
 
 
2 teaspoons fresh chopped Sage
1 teaspoon dried Sage
 
 
3 teaspoons fresh chopped Tarragon
1 teaspoon dried Tarragon
 
 
3 teaspoons fresh chopped Thyme
1 teaspoon dried Thyme
G
Garlic
1 medium-size clove garlic
1/8 teaspoon Garlic Powder
 
Ginger
1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger
1/4 teaspoon Ground Ginger

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H
Herbs
1 teaspoon dried Basil
3 teaspoons fresh chopped Basil
 
 
1 teaspoon dried Dill
3 teaspoons fresh chopped Dill
 
 
1 teaspoon dried Marjoram
2 teaspoons fresh chopped Marjoram
 
 
1 teaspoon dried Mint
2 teaspoons fresh chopped Mint
 
 
1 teaspoon dried Oregano
2 teaspoons fresh chopped Oregano
 
 
1 teaspoon dried Rosemary
2 teaspoons fresh chopped Rosemary
 
 
1 teaspoon dried Sage
2 teaspoons fresh chopped Sage
 
 
1 teaspoon dried Tarragon
3 teaspoons fresh chopped Tarragon
 
 
1 teaspoon dried Thyme
3 teaspoons fresh chopped Thyme
 
Honey
1 cup honey
1 1/4 cups sugar plus 1/4 cup milk or water
I
Italian Seasoning
1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
1/4 teaspoon EACH Oregano Leaves, Marjoram Leaves and Basil Leaves plus 1/8 teaspoon Rubbed Sage
M
Milk
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup evaporated milk plus 1/2 cup water or 1 cup water plus 1/3 cup nonfat dry milk powder
 
Mustard
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
1 teaspoon Ground Mustard (in cooked dishes)
 
 
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
1/2 teaspoon Ground Mustard plus 2 teaspoons vinegar (in cold or uncooked dishes)
O
Onion
1 medium-size onion, chopped (2/3 cup)
1 tablespoon Onion Powder or 1/4 cup Instant Minced or Chopped Onion
 
Orange or lemon peel
1 teaspoon grated fresh orange or lemon peel
Slightly less or equal amounts of Dehydrated Lemon or Orange Peel

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P
Poultry Seasoning
1 teaspoon Poultry Seasoning
1/4 teaspoon Ground Thyme plus 3/4 teaspoon Ground Sage
 
Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon plus 1/4 teaspoon Ground Ginger and 1/8 teaspoon EACH Ground Cloves and Ground Nutmeg
R
Rum
1 tablespoon dark (gold) rum
1 1/2 teaspoons Rum Extract
 
 
1 tablespoon light rum
1/2 teaspoon Rum Extract
S
Sour cream
1 cup dairy sour cream
1 cup plain yogurt plus 3 tablespoons melted butter
 
Sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar or 2 cups sifted confectioners sugar
T
Tomato juice
1 cup tomato juice
1/2 cup tomato sauce plus 1/2 cup water
 
Tomato sauce
2 cups tomato sauce
3/4 cup tomato paste plus 1 cup water
 
Tomatoes
1 cup canned tomatoes
1 1/3 cups cut-up fresh tomatoes simmered 10 minutes
W
Wine
1 cup wine
1 cup fruit juice in desserts or 1 cup chicken broth in savory recipes
Y
Yeast
1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
1 cake compressed yeast

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