{Home Cooking} Common Substitute Ingredients

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We’ve all had this happen to us…we’re in the middle of cooking or baking and crap on a cracker – we’re all out of baking powder.  Well before you send hubby out to get what you need, take a look around your kitchen..you might be able to use something else!

Here are some of my favorite ingredient substitutions – do you have any you’d like to share?

Allspice (1 tsp)

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves

Baking Powder (1 tsp)

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda plus 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

OR

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda plus 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • decrease liquid in recipe by 1/2 cup

Brown Sugar (1 cup packed)

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • decrease the liquid in recipe by 1/4 cup

Buttermilk (1 cup)

  • 1 cup yogurt

OR

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar
  • enough milk to make 1 cup

Corn Syrup (1 cup)

  • 1 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup water

Cream – Half & Half (1 cup)

  • 7/8 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Cream – Heavy (1 cup)

  • 1 cup evaporated milk 

OR

  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup butter

Cream Cheese (1 cup)

  • 1 cup plain yogurt, strained overnight in a cheesecloth

Cream of Tartar (1 tsp)

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice or vinegar

Egg (1 whole)

  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 

OR

  • half a banana mashed with 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Honey (1 cup)

  • 1 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup water

OR

  • 1 cup corn syrup

Hot Pepper Sauce (Like Tabasco) (1 tsp)

  • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar

Ketchup (1 cup)

  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

Mayonaisse (1 cup)

  • 1 cup sour cream 

OR

  • 1 cup plain yogurt

Soy Sauce (1/2 cup)

  • 4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon water

Vegetable Oil – for baking (1 cup)

  • 1 cup applesauce

Vinegar (1 tsp)

  • 1 teaspoon lemon or lime juice

OR

  • 2 teaspoons white wine

Wine (1 cup)

  • 1 cup fruit juice mixed
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
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Comments

  1. says

    Oh, these are great! Thanks for posting some of the more uncommon substitutions. I know I’ll use this list often – I’m copying it right now and sticking it into my recipe box!

  2. luckylifepath22 says

    these are great, particularly the one for baking powder – i never knew there was a good substitute for that

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