Substitutes In The Kitchen

I was looking at the cookbook I got when I first married. On the very back cover it had a list of emergency substitutions you can use. It does state that you should use the ingredients specified in the recipe. But when you’re in a bind, these can be substituted.

If you don’t have                                               Substitute:

1 tablespoon cornstarch            2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 cup granulated sugar               1 cup packed brown sugar or 2 cups sifted powdered sugar

1 cup honey                                     1 1/4 cups granulated sugar plus 1/4 cup liquid

1 cup corn syrup                           1 cup granulated sugar plus 1/4 cup liquid

1 square (1 oz) unsweetened chocolate   3 tablespoons cocoa power plus 1 tbsp butter

1 cup buttermilk                             1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar plus enough whole

milk to make 1 cup (let stand for 5 minutes before using)

2 cups tomato sauce                     3/4 cup tomato paste plus 1 cup water

1 cup tomato juice                        1/2 cup tomato sauce plus 1/2 cup water

1 clove garlic                                   1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

1 small onion                                  1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon dry mustard             1 tablespoon prepared mustard

I know there have been many times I was out of something and didn’t have time to run to the store.   Hope you find this helpful.

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