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Substitute Ingredients For When You Are in A “Pinch”

Substitute Ingredients For When You Are in A “Pinch”

Substitute Ingredients | Emergency Ingredients | Emergency Substitute Ingredients | Ingredient Substitutions | Ingredient Substitution Ideas

Substitute Ingredients | Emergency Ingredients | Emergency Substitute Ingredients | Ingredient Substitutions | Ingredient Substitution IdeasOkay, we have all been there. You are in the middle of cooking or baking, the pressure is on and your crunched for time, when you realize you’re missing an important ingredient. It’s a pain to stop everything and run to the store. Or, if you’re like me, it’s usually not an option to run to the store because it’s late at night. So, what’s a crunched for time chef supposed to do? Improvise! I’ve gathered up some substitute ingredients for when you’re in a pinch and need a bail-out. Save yourself with these ingredient substitution ideas and never find yourself in an emergency cooking situation again.

Sweet Spices for Baking

Allspice, 1 tsp. = 1/2 tsp. cinnamon + 1/2 tsp. ground cloves

Apple Pie Spice, 1 tsp. = 1/2 tsp. cinnamon +1/4 tsp. nutmeg + 1/8 tsp. cardamon

Pumpkin Pie Spice, 1 tsp. = 1/2 tsp. cinnamon + 1/4 tsp. ginger + 1/8 tsp. allspice + 1/8  tsp. nutmeg

Basic Substitutions

Baking Powder, 1 tsp. = 1/3 tsp. baking soda + 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar

Butter, 1 c. = 1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce; or 3/4 c. vegetable oil

Corn Syrup, 1 c. = 1 c. sugar + 1/4 c. liquid (whatever liquid is used in the recipe); or 1 c. honey

Cornstarch (for thickening), 1 Tbsp. = 2 Tbsp. flour; or 2 Tbsp. granular tapioca

Flour, self rising, 1 c. = 1 c.-2 tsp. all purpose flour + 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder + 1/2 tsp. salt

Milk, Buttermilk, 1 c. = 1 c. plain yogurt; or 1 c.-1 Tbsp. milk + 1 Tbsp. lemon juice or vinegar, allow to stand for 5-10 minutes

Milk, Sweetened condensed, 1 can= 1/3 c. + 2 Tbsp evaporated milk+1 c. sugar + 3 Tbsp. butter, heated until ingredients are dissolved.

Sour Cream, 1 c.= 3/4 sour milk + 1/3 c. butter; 3/4 buttermilk + 1/3 c. butter; 1 c plain yogurt

Substitute Ingredients | Emergency Ingredients | Emergency Substitute Ingredients | Ingredient Substitutions | Ingredient Substitution Ideas

And there you have it! While there are things that you really can’t replace, and you’re probably going to have to deal with a little bit of change in flavor, it can save you a trip to the store in the snow or in your pajamas.

Happy Baking!



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