Baking Substitution List

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JoSele Swopes

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Out of baking soda? Don't have buttermilk? Make that recipe anyway. Here is a list of substitutions for common ingredients.

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Serves:
as many as you need

Ingredients

How to Make Baking Substitution List

Step-by-Step

  1. Ingredient

    Substitution



    Allspice (1 tsp.)

    1/2 tsp. cinnamon + 1/4 tsp. nutmeg + 1/4 tsp. ground clove



    Baking Powder (1 tsp.)

    1/4 tsp. baking soda + 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar



    Baking Soda (1 tsp.)

    2 tsp. double-acting baking powder + replace acidic liquid ingredient in recipe with non-acidic liquid



    Balsamic Vinegar

    Equal amount of sherry or cider vinegar



    Bread Crumbs (1 cup)

    3/4 cup cracker crumbs



    Brown Sugar (1 cup)

    1 Tbsp. light molasses + enough sugar to fill 1 dry measure cup or 1 cup raw sugar



    Butter, salted (1 cup or 2 sticks)

    1 cup or 2 sticks unsalted butter + 1/4 tsp. salt or 1 cup margerine or 7/8 cup lard or vegetable shortening
  2. Buttermilk (1 cup)

    Place 1 Tbsp. white vinegar or lemon juice in a liquid measure. Fill to 1 cup with room temp whole or 2% milk and let stand for 5 minutes or 1 cup milk + 3/4 tsp. cream of tartar or 1 cup plain yogourt



    Canola, Sunflower and Vegetable Oils

    Substitute one for one



    Chocolate, Bittersweet or Semi-Sweet (1 oz.)

    1/2 oz. unsweetened chocolate + 1 Tbsp. granulated sugar



    Chocolate, Milk (1 oz.)

    1 oz. bittersweet or semi-sweet + 1 Tbsp. granulated sugar



    Corn Syrup - Dark (1 cup)

    3/4 cup light corn syrup + 1/4 cup light molasses



    Corn Syrup - Light (1 cup)

    1 cup dark corn syrup or 1 cup honey, or 1 cup granulated sugar + increase liquid in recipe by 1/4 cup



    Cream of Tartar (1/2 tsp.)

    1/2 tsp. white vinegar or lemon juice
  3. Egg (1 whole large egg)

    3 1/2 Tbsp. thawed frozen egg or 3 1/2 Tbsp. egg substitute or 2 1/2 Tbsp. powdered whole egg + 2 1/2 Tbsp. water or 2 large egg yolks and 1 Tbsp. cold water



    Egg White (1 large)

    2 Tbsp. thawed frozen egg white or 1 Tbsp. powdered egg white + 2 Tbsp. water



    Egg Yolk (1 large) for baking

    3 1/2 tsp. frozen yolk or 2 Tbsp. powdered yolk + 2 tsp. water



    Evaporated Milk

    Simmer and reduce whole milk by 60%



    Flour, Self Rising (1 cup sifted)

    1 cup sifted all purpose flour + 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder + 1/8 tsp. salt



    Garlic (1 fresh clove)

    1 tsp. Garlic Salt or 1/8 tsp. Garlic Powder or 1/4 tsp. dried minced garlic



    Gingerroot (1 Tbsp. minced)

    1/8 tsp. ground ginger powder or 1 Tbsp. rinsed and chopped candied ginger
  4. Half & Half cream (1 cup) for cooking or baking

    1 1/2 Tbsp. butter or margarine + enough milk to equal 1 cup



    35% Whipping Cream (1 cup) for cooking or baking

    3/4 cup milk + 1/3 cup butter or margarine



    Herbs, Dried (1 tsp.)

    1 Tbsp. fresh herb



    Herbs, Fresh (1 Tbsp.)

    1 tsp. dried herb



    Honey (1 cup) for cooking or baking

    1 1/4 cups granulated sugar + 1/4 cup of liquid appropriate for recipe



    Italian Seasoning (1 tsp.)

    1/2 tsp. dried basil + 1/4 tsp. dried oregano + 1/4 tsp. dried thyme



    Kosher Salt (1 tsp.)

    2/3 tsp. table salt



    Lemon Zest (1 tsp.)

    1 tsp. orange or lime zest or 1/2 tsp. lemon extract



    Lemongrass (2 stalks)

    Zest from 1 lemon
  5. Lime Juice, fresh (1 Tbsp.)

    1 Tbsp. fresh lemon or orange juice



    Milk, regular or low-fat (1 cup)

    1/2 cup evaporated milk + 1/2 cup water



    Molasses (1 cup)

    1 cup honey or 1 cup dark corn syrup or 3/4 cup light or dark brown sugar dissolved in 1/4 cup liquid



    Mustard, Prepared (1 Tbsp.)

    1/2 tsp. dry mustard powder + 2 tsp. white vinegar



    Onion (1 small minced)

    1/2 tsp. onion powder



    Peanut Oil (for flavour)

    Vegetable oil with a splash of sesame oil can be substituted one for one



    Poultry Seasoning (1 tsp.)

    1/4 tsp. ground thyme + 3/4 tsp. ground sage



    Pumpkin Pie Spice (1 tsp.)

    1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon + 1/4 tsp. ground ginger + 1/8 tsp. allspice + 1/8 tsp. nutmeg



    Sour Cream (1 cup)

    1 cup plain yogourt or 1 Tbsp. lemon juice and enough evaporated milk to equal 1 cup
  6. Superfine Sugar

    1 cup granulated sugar processed in food processor until fine



    Sweetened Condensed Milk

    1 cup of evaporated milk + 1 1/4 cups of sugar. Heat until dissolved



    Tomato Juice (1 cup) for cooking

    1/2 cup tomato sauce + 1/2 cup water



    Tomato Sauce (1 cup) for cooking

    1/2 cup tomato paste + 1/2 cup water



    White Vinegar (1/4 cup)

    1/4 cup apple cider vinegar or 1/3 cup lemon juice



    Wine, Red (1 cup)

    1 cup nonalcoholic wine, apple cider, beef broth or water



    Wine, White (1 cup)

    1 cup nonalcoholic wine, white grape juice, apple juice, chicken broth or water



    Yogourt (1 cup)

    1 cup buttermilk or 1 Tbsp. lemon juice and enough milk to equal 1 cup or 1 cup sour cream

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