Cooking Tips: Ingredient Substitutions


There are countless times I have been into well into cooking a recipe and I’m missing an important ingredient. The last place I want to be in that position is while I am making Thanksgiving Dinner.

Cooking Tips: Ingredient Substitutions

Here are some Thanksgiving Ingredient Substitutions:


  • 1 cup honey = 1 1/4 cups sugar + 1/4 cup liquid
  • 1 cup whole milk = 1/2 cup evaporated milk + 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice = 1/2 tsp. vinegar
  • 1 cup butter = 1 cup margarine or 7/8 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup yogurt = 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp. flour (for thickening) = 1/2 Tbsp. cornstarch or 2 tsp. quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1 cup buttermilk = 1 or 2 Tbsps. lemon juice or vinegar plus enough milk to make 1 cup
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh herbs = 1 tsp. dried herbs
  • 1 square unsweetened chocolate = 3 Tbsp. cocoa plus 1 Tbsp. shortening
  • 1 tsp. baking powder = 1/3 tsp. baking soda plus 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour = 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar = 1 cup white sugar plus 2 Tbsp. molasses
  • 1 egg = 1 heaping Tbsp. soy flour plus 1 Tbsp. water
  • 1 cup self-rising flour = 1 cup all-purpose flour plus 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder and 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tablespoon of dried minced onion = 1/4 cup raw minced onion


Thank you to the folks at WearEver Pure Living makers of clean, eco-friendly ceramic surfaces for sharing these tips.


DO YOU HAVE A GO TO INGREDIENT SUBSTITUTIONS?


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