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Find missing ingredients in kitchen cabinet...

Carole F


I found this years ago in a newspaper...taped it to the inside of my herbs and seasoning cupboard door. Always handy when I need a subsitute for an ingredient that it just so happens I find I am out of. Works like a charm!

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11 Tablespoon cornstarch (for thickening) Equals: 2 tablespoons of all purpose flour

1/2 cup brown sugar Equals: 2 T. molasses added to 1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder Equals: 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar plus 1/4 teaspooon baking soda.

1 cup sugar Equals: 1 cup packed brown sugar, or 2 cups sifted powdered sugar

1 cup molasses Equals: 1 cup honey

1 square (1 ounce) unsweetened chocolate Equals: 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder plus 1 tablespoon shortening or cooking oil, or one 1-ounce envelope pre-melted unsweetened chocolate product.

6 squares (6 ounces) semiswseet chcolate Equals: one chocolate 6-ounce package semi sweet chocolate pieces, or 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder plus 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup shortening.

1 cup whole milk Equals: 1/2 cup evaporated milk plus 1/2 cup water, or 1 cup water plus 1/3 cup nonfat dry milk powder.

1 cup buttermilk Equals: 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar plus enough milk to make 1 cup (let stand 5 minutes before using), or 1 cup plain yogurt.

1 cup light cream Equals: 1 tablespoon melted butter plus enough whole milk to make 1 cup.

1 cup dairy sour cream Equals: 1 cup plain yogurt.

1/2 cup liquor (rum, bourbon or whiskey) Equals: 1/4 cup unsweetened fruit juice.

1/2 cup wine Equals: 1/2 cup apple or white grape juice for white wine, or 1/2 cup unsweetened grape juice for red wine (taste the recipe before sweetening; you may need less sugar).

1/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs Equals: 3/4 cup soft bread crumbs.

1 small onion, chopped, Equals: 1 t. onion powder or 1 Tablespoon dried minced onion.

1 Tablespoon prepared mustard Equals: 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard plus 2 teaspoons vinegar.
2*I hope these little tips help when you are in a pinch and need a subsitute!!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Non-Edibles
Other Tag: Quick & Easy