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Recipe Ingredient Substitutions You Can Use in Baking and Cooking

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“Oh no! My kitchen’s out of… Wait! Keep calm and have these recipe ingredient substitutions instead!”

“Oh my! I’m out of <insert recipe ingredient here>! What am I going to do now?” Does this scenario ring a bell? Definitely, one of the worst things that happen in every kitchen. But how does a kitchen owner solve this problem? Usually, the majority do change the recipe they are supposed to prepare because they lack a couple of ingredients, and that is really time-consuming. But all must know that there are SUBSTITUTES. Substitutes that we can use when an ingredient is missing. Here are some of the recipe ingredient substitutions you can use in baking and cooking.

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1 ts Baking Powder = 1/4 ts Baking Soda + 1/4 ts Cornstarch + 1/2 ts Cream of Tartar

All-Purpose Flour = Bread Flour (equal parts) + Cake Flour (equal parts)

Breadcrumbs = Rolled Oats + Herbs

Light Brown Sugar = 1 cup granulated sugar + 1 tbs unsulfured molasses

Dark Brown Sugar = 1 cup granulated sugar + 2 tbs unsulfured molasses

Cake Flour = 2 tbs Cornstarch + 1 cup All-Purpose Flour

1 cup Flour = 1 cup Black Beans (pureed)

Sugar = 1 cup Apple sauce (for every cup of apple sauce you use, reduce amount of liquid in the recipe by 1/4 cup)

Buttermilk = 1 cup Milk + 1 tbs Lemon (let the mixture sit for 10 minutes or until slightly curdled

Butter = Olive oil

Unsweetened Chocolate = 3 tbs Cocoa + 1 tbs Butter

1 ts Fish Sauce = 1 ts Light Soy Sauce + salt

1 cup Honey = 1 1/4 Graulated Sugar + 1/4 cup Liquid

1 cup mayonnaise = 1 cup Yogurt + 1 cup Sour Cream

There you have it. Above are the recipe ingredient substitutes one can use in baking and cooking. And you are definitely right! It’s better to know ingredient substitutes ahead in preparation for those days of cooking when our recipe ingredients are all used up or missing. It’s not only hassle-free, but it also allows us to utilize more of the present ingredients in the kitchen. Do you think this article is quite helpful? Share with us your thoughts and we’ll be glad to entertain you. It is because you can always count on us when it’s about the kitchen. We define the kitchen and probably be helping you with it. Have a happier kitchen!

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