Ingredient Substitutions For Emergency Situations

Ingredient substitutions for your recipes and those emergency situations.

You've got all the ingredients for that wonderful recipe except what you thought was baking powder is really baking soda. What can you do? Here are a few substitutions for common ingredients that you already have on hand.

For one cup of cake flour you can substitute 1 cup minus 2 tablespoons of all purpose flour.

For one cup of self-rising flour you may substitute one cup of all-purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon of baking powder.

If you are using cornstarch for thickening, you can substitute two tablespoons of flour or 2 teaspoons of quick cooking tapioca for one tablespoon of cornstarch.

For each teaspoon of baking powder substitute 1/4 teaspoon baking soda plus 1/2 cup buttermilk. (Be sure and lessen liquid in recipe by 1/2 cup.)

To replace a cup of powdered sugar use one cup granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon cornstarch whirred in the blender until powdered.

Out of brown sugar? Use 2 tablespoons of molasses in 1/2 cup granulated sugar for 1/2 cup brown sugar.

To make sour milk use 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar plus one cup less 1 tablespoon sweet milk for each cup of sour milk called for in your recipe. (Be sure and let stand for 5 minutes before using.)

No cracker crumbs? Use 1 cup of bread crumbs for 3/4 cup of cracker crumbs.

Does the recipe call for fresh herbs and all you have is dried? Use 1 teaspoon dried herbs for each tablespoon of fresh herbs.

Use 1 teaspoon dry mustard for 1 tablespoon of prepared mustard.

For each cup of ketchup called for use 1 cup of tomato sauce plus 1/2 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons vinegar. (Use in recipes only.)

Use one tablespoon instant minced onion for 1 small fresh onion.

For each marshmallow needed use 10 miniature marshmallows.

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