Cooking Substitutions (List of Common Ingredients)

Cooking Substitutions

Cooking Substitutions (List of Common Ingredients)

If you are preparing meals or baking (and not able to get to the store as usual), you may find yourself mid-recipe without an ingredient. Or, you may not want to spend a lot of money on something that you only need a little and won’t use a lot in normal day-to-day cooking. Here is a ⭐️ list of common cooking substitutions…

Allspice: 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves equals 1 teaspoon allspice.

Apple Pie Spice: ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice and a dash of ground cloves or ginger = 1 teaspoon apple pie spice.

Baking Powder: ½ teaspoon cream of tartar plus ¼ teaspoon baking soda equals 1 teaspoon baking powder.

Brown Sugar: 1 Cup granulated sugar plus ¼ cup molasses equals 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar.

Buttermilk: 1 tablespoon lemon juice or white vinegar plus enough milk to equal 1 cup equals 1 cup of buttermilk; let stand for 5 minutes. Or use 1 cup plain yogurt.

Cake Flour: 1 cup minus 2 tablespoons sifted all-purpose flour equals 1 cup cake flour.

Chili Sauce: 1 cup ketchup plus 1 to 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish.

Corn Syrup: 1 cup sugar plus ¼ cup of liquid (use whatever liquid is called for in the recipe) or use 1 cup honey equals 1 cup corn syrup.

Cornstarch: 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour or 4-6 teaspoons quick cooking tapioca equals 1 tablespoon cornstarch.

Cream of tartar: 1 ½ teaspoon lemon juice or vinegar equals ½ teaspoon cream of tartar.

Dried Herb: ½ teaspoon ground herb equals 1 teaspoon dried herb.

Fresh Herb: ½ teaspoon to 1 teaspoon of dried herb equals 1 tablespoon of fresh herb.

Half and Half or Light Cream: 1 tablespoon melted butter plus enough whole milk to equal one cup.

Miniature Marshmallows: 10 large marshmallows equal 1 cup mini marshmallows.

Pastry Flour: 7/8 cup all-purpose flour equals 1 cup pastry flour.

Poultry Seasoning: ¾ teaspoon dried sage (crushed) plus ¼ teaspoon dried thyme or marjoram (crushed) equals 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning.

Pumpkin Pie Spice: ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon plus ¼ teaspoon ground ginger, ¼ teaspoon ground allspice and 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg equals 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice.

Rum: 1 tablespoon rum extract plus 3 tablespoons liquid (use whatever liquid called for in recipe) equals ¼ cup rum.

Self-Rising Flour: 1 cup of all-purpose flour plus 1 teaspoon baking powder, ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon baking soda.

Shortening (for baking): 1 cup minus 2 tablespoons lard or 1 1/8 cup butter or margarine (reduce salt in recipe if using salted butter or margarine) equals 1 cup shortening.

Sour Cream: Substitute equal parts plain yogurt.

Tomato Sauce: ¾ cup tomato paste plus 1 cup water equals 2 cups tomato sauce.

Whole Milk: ½ cup evaporated milk plus ½ cup water or 1 cup water plus 1/8 cup nonfat dry milk powder.

Wine: 13 tablespoons water, 3 tablespoons lemon juice and 1 tablespoon sugar equals 1 cup wine.