Do you find that just when you plan to make a certain dish, you don't have all the ingredients that are listed. We may decide to find another recipe or try to substiute with other ingredients. When I put aside a recipe, most times I forget about it and do not get back to it.
Especially during the festive season a lot of us are looking at cooking and there are times that we don't have what the recipe asks for. I recently found a full page newspaper guide, (that I had saved all these years) that included what they describes as Emergency Substitutions. I am including a part of the list and will continue with the rest of the list on an ongoing basis.The information was listed in a newspaper published in Star Tribune in Minneapolis St. Paul on Thursday, January 11, 2001
This list is about substituting cooking and baking ingredients.
|If You Don't Have||Substitute|
|Buttermilk||1 cup milk plus 1 tblsp. lemon juice(wait 5 min)|
|Sifted cake flour||1 cup minus 2 tblsps sifted all purpose flour|
|1 oz unsweetened chocolate||3 tblsps unsweetened cocoa plus 1 tblsp butter|
|1 oz unsweetened chocolate||1 & 2/3oz semi sweet chocolate. Reduce sugar in recipe by 2 tsps|
|1 tblsp cornstarch||2 tblsp. flour|
|1 cup light corn syrup or honey||1 ¼ cup sugar plus 1/3 cup liquid||1 clove garlic||¼ tsp garlic powder|
|1 cup half & half||7/8 cup milk plus 3 tblsps melted butter|
|1 cup heavy cream||¾ cup milk plus 1/3 cup melted butter|
|1 tblsp fresh herbs||1 tblsp dried herbs|
|1 cup whole milk||½ cup evaporated milk plus ½ cup water, or 1 cup skim milk plus 2 tsp melted butter|
|¼ cup chopped onions||1 tblsp dried minced onion|
|½ cup wine (in desserts)||½ cup fruit juice|
|½ cup wine (in cooking)||½ cup broth|
|broth||Use the same amount of water|
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